Corporal punishment

Arthur, Raymond (2004) Corporal punishment. Journal of Commonwealth Law & Legal Education, 3 (1). pp. 53-65. ISSN 1476-0401

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Abstract

The laws against cruelty to children in England and Wales endorse the common law defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’, which allows parents to discipline children using punishment involving physical violence. In this article I will examine the scope of the defence of reasonable chastisement, its conformity with International law and recent attempts to limit and control parents’ power in this regard.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Raymond Arthur
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 10:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13466

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