Beating The Devil Out Of Them / Edition 2

Beating The Devil Out Of Them / Edition 2

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by Murray Strauss, Murray Straus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765807548

ISBN-13: 9780765807540

Pub. Date: 09/15/2006

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Based on his studies of over 9,000 families, Murray A. Straus, the foremost researcher on family violence in the world, discusses the extent to which parents in the United States use corporal punishment (such as spanking and slapping) and its effects on their chil­dren. The question of whether corporal punishment is an effective method of discipline is hotly

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Based on his studies of over 9,000 families, Murray A. Straus, the foremost researcher on family violence in the world, discusses the extent to which parents in the United States use corporal punishment (such as spanking and slapping) and its effects on their chil­dren. The question of whether corporal punishment is an effective method of discipline is hotly debated. Straus contends that this believed-to-be-"minor" form of physical violence is precursor to much violence that plagues our world.

Children who are spanked quickly learn that love and violence can go hand in hand. Since spanking is generally done by loving, caring parents—for the child's own good—a child can learn that hitting is "morally right." Straus describes what he has learned through two decades of research: children who are spanked are from two to six times more likely to be physically aggressive, to become juvenile delinquents, and later, as adults, to use physical violence against their spouses, to have sadomasochistic tendencies, and to suffer from depression. Straus alerts parents to these risks, and argues that spanking adversely affects not only the children who are subjected to it but society as a whole.

This groundbreaking book, now available in paperback with a substantive new introduction and new concluding chapter, is essential reading for parents as well as teachers, lawyers, and judges. Professionals in fields such as social work, child protection, delin­quency and criminology, psychology, and politics will find it of critical importance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765807540
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
09/15/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. ISpanking - The Virtuous Violence
1The Conspiracy of Silence3
2Everyone Does It, But Less Now19
3Hitting Adolescents35
4Who Spanks the Most?49
Pt. IIThe Price of Virtue
5Depression and Suicide67
6Physical Abuse81
7Violence and Crime99
8The Fusion of Sex and Violence121
9Alienation and Reduced Income137
Pt. IIIThe Future
10Ten Myths That Perpetuate Corporal Punishment149
11Social Evolution and Corporal Punishment165
12The Benefits of Never Spanking: New and More Definitive Evidence193
App. AA Theoretical Model217
App. BSamples and Measures of Corporal Punishment227
App. CStatistical Methods and Measures245
Notes283
References287
Index305

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Beating The Devil Out Of Them 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Much needed given George W. Bush's implicit support for the use of corporal punishment in public schools. This book demonstrates why it's important to Spare The Child and Spoil the Rod.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a well researched book on discipline & would help any parent.