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Cultural differences in corporal punishment in children, comparing different countries with the United States

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  1. Violence against children.
  2. Corporal punishment as a method to restraint children.
  3. Focus on terrible behaviors in school.
  4. Eighth Amendment's and the Fifth Amendment's on coprporal punishment.
  5. Parenting in Jamaica.
  6. Corporal punishment in Canada.
  7. Effects of corporal punishment.
  8. Conclusion.

Committing wrongdoings is tantamount to punishment, in these cases; adults tend to do corporal punishment as their way of disciplining their children. As long as children are perceived of doing something unacceptable, adults has the liberty to do corporal punishment, also known as physical punishment (Benatar 1998). In line with this, reasons behind American adults' practice of corporal punishment are compared to different cultures and its usual effects to children's behavior are thoroughly taken attention with this article

[...] Same goes in the institutions, corporal punishment is done through spanking, letting the student do extra works on PE class and confining children to uncomfortable spaces. These are the usual punishments in schools if children do violent acts like combating other students or non- violent acts like bringing unaccepted things to school like cigarettes or any firearms, not listening to class and destructing classroom discussion or simply cutting classes. The American Medical Association defined this situation as the ?intentional infliction of pain or discomfort and/or use of physical force upon a student as punishment for an offense or behavior" (Orentlicher, 1992). [...]


[...] Corporal Punishment. Social Theory and Practice Cohen, P., Robins, L., & Slomkowski, C.(1999). Historical and Geographical Influences on Psychopathology. New Jersey: Lawrence Arlbaum Associates. Covell, K., & Howe, B. (2001). The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Gelles, R., Straus, M., & Steinmetz, S.(1980). Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family.New York: Anchor Books. Grolnick, W.(2003). The Psychology of Parental Control: How Well-Meant Parenting Backfires.New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Herzberger, S.(1996). Violence within the Family: [...]


[...] (Covell & Howe, 2001) In state-operated or state-funded amenities for the care of children, corporal punishment is generally not acceptable. Contradiction occurs when disciplining a child using corporal punishment; this is when the child is being punished for doing a violent act but the adult is punishing the child in a violent way also (Benatar, 1998). In any institutions like public schools, the practice has been forbidden in many elementary and secondary schools athwart the country. Throughout a provincial parameter in British Columbia and throughout the policies of many schools and school boards in any other provinces and territories, the law has been practiced. [...]

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