Corporal punishment

form of physical punishment that involves pain

Corporal punishment (also called physical punishment) is a punishment which is meant to cause physical pain on a person. It is most often performed on minors (in other words: children and teenagers). Common methods include spanking, belting and paddling.[1]

It has also been used on some adults, mostly on prisoners and people who are slaves.

In some parts of the United States, corporal punishment is allowed in schools.[2] At home, corporal punishment is allowed.

Fifty-eight countries, mostly in Europe and Latin America, have banned corporal punishment in the home or at school.[3]

Corporal punishment has been shown to cause aggression and behavior problems in some teenagers and children.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Facts about Corporal Punishment". Verywell Family. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. Gershoff, E. T.; Font, S. A. (2016). "Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools". Social Policy Report. NIH. 30: 1. doi:10.1002/j.2379-3988.2016.tb00086.x. PMC 5766273. PMID 29333055.
  3. Gershoff, E. T.; Font, S. A. (2016). "States Which Have Prohibited all Corporal Punishment". Social Policy Report. Web Archive. 30: 1. doi:10.1002/j.2379-3988.2016.tb00086.x. PMC 5766273. PMID 29333055.
  4. "Why Corporal Punishment for Children Doesn't Work". Motherly. Retrieved March 31, 2019.