Farrell's letter to a British politician, 1982 suggesting that you cannot sell the idea of judicial corporal punishment by concentrating exclusively on the deterrence argument, and discussing a number of legal and technical points that need to be addressed in any new proposal.
This essay will discuss the parenting styles that use corporal punishment, the negative effects of corporal punishment on children, how parents model the use of corporal punishment to their children, and how parents can positively discipline their children wit...
A Writing or Speaking and Listening Assessment Task based on Argue, Persuade and Discuss. Includes an article which argues FOR Corporal Punishment in Schools, a Power Point tutorial which focuses on Arguments FOR/AGAINST Corporal Punishment in Schools, Alternative Forms of Punishment, Examples of Model Paragraphs to show Agreement and Counter-Argument using Persuasive Devices, Useful Connectives and Paragraph and Sentence Starters plus how to structure a convincing letter in response to the article. A great resource in preparation for iGCSE Cambridge English Language Coursework, Assignment 3 or any other task which focuses on Writing or Speaking and Listening based on Argue, Persuade and Discuss.
Reproduction of an 1884 text. Scroll a long way down to Chapter XIV. It says what I have long felt -- that "any valid arguments against corporal punishment are valid against all punishment", and there can be no government (of a school or of a state) without the possibility of punishment. Nor should CP be a last resort. "If a rude, turbulent boy can be kept in school and judiciously whipped into decent behavior, will any one say that it is not better for him, and for all concerned, than it would be to turn him into the street?"
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Reports from the about the long-drawn-out saga of a football hazing incident at Perryton High School in Texas and its aftermath. Our interest is not in the hazing itself but the punishment for it. Twelve boys were accused of assaulting another player and disciplined immediately by the school. Details of this discipline only became public later, when the four most senior accused students -- all 17-year-old local football stars, including Jason Pshigoda (shown above right in a ) -- brought a lawsuit against being, in effect, suspended from playing football on the grounds that they had already been punished, and testified that they had been given the choice of suspension or corporal punishment. All had opted for the paddling and taken 3 licks from Principal Doug Burke (pictured below right) later the same day. According to a later report, all 12 students had in fact been paddled.
Note that none of them was complaining about the paddling. What they were complaining about was being punished twice.
Incidentally, two years after this affair, Perryton High actually stepped up its use of paddling in a new tardy policy, which proved successful in reducing the number of tardies - see and . It makes one wonder about the proportionality aspect -- if you get a choice of suspension or three licks just for a sixth tardy, was the identical punishment of Jason and his chums really enough for beating up a freshman? Ought not the principal to have given these big guys at least six of the best?
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Extensive collection of negative propaganda articles, news stories and references. Quite a few of these are indeed about corporal punishment but, despite the site's narrow title, the subjects covered also include generalized physical abuse and even extend to things like people being killed or raped by abusive institutions or guardians, infanticide, and the rights and wrongs of school uniform, all of which -- it is implied -- are somehow linked to CP. For instance, of 24 cases mentioned on the site's "" page, which lists institutions of which it particularly disapproves, only a couple actually have to do with corporal punishment. Slamming a child against the wall or rubbing its face in vomit are already offenses against existing laws, and always have been. They have nothing to do with corporal punishment, and in my view it is absurd, and intellectually dishonest, to imply that they are even part of the same subject. The NoSpank site also includes a page full of showing bruises of varying degrees of severity. These pictures are heralded as "deeply disturbing", but most of them seem quite mild to me. When did it suddenly become the case that a few transient bruises are deemed to be the end of the world? Kids get bruised all the time, just playing around, or they did in my day.
Argumentative Essay: Should Corporal Punishment …
The focus is on views not widely expressed on the Web -- within a pro-corporal punishment perspective, since arguments corporal punishment overwhelmingly dominate the debate, on the internet as elsewhere.
Free Essay: There are also some arguments that support corporal punishment, despite it being an impractical and inhuman act
The "Public Defender" (a lawyer who acts for defendants who cannot afford a lawyer) in Lake County, Illinois, has a whole list of gripes against the criminal justice system and thinks parents and teachers ought to be protected from child abuse lawsuits for reasonable corporal punishment.