Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

by Michael Donnelly, Murray Straus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300085478

ISBN-13: 9780300085471

Pub. Date: 09/11/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

Despite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have banned it, and many child advocates recommend that parents no longer spank or strike their children. In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence

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Overview

Despite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have banned it, and many child advocates recommend that parents no longer spank or strike their children. In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence expert Murray A. Straus tap the expertise of social science scholars and researchers who address issues of corporal punishment, a subject that is now characterized as a key issue in child welfare.

The contributors discuss corporal punishment, its use, causes, and consequences, drawing on a wide array of comparative, psychological, and sociological theories. Together, they clarify the analytical issues and lay a strong foundation for future research and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300085471
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/11/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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