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Corporal punishment (also called physical punishment) is a punishment which is meant to cause physical pain on a person. It is most often performed on minors) (in other words: children and teenagers). Common methods include spanking, belting and paddling.[1]

It has also been used on some adults, mostly on prisoners and people who are slaves.

In some parts of the United States, corporal punishment is allowed in schools.[2] At home, corporal punishment is allowed.

Fifty-eight countries, mostly in Europe and Latin America, have banned corporal punishment in the home or at school.[3]

Corporal punishment has been shown to cause aggression and behavior problems in some teenagers and children.[4]

References

  1. Facts about Corporal Punishment. Verywell Family. https://www.verywellfamily.com/facts-about-corporal-punishment-1094806. Retrieved March 31, 2019. 
  2. Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools. NIH. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5766273. Retrieved March 31, 2019. 
  3. "States Which Have Prohibited all Corporal Punishment". Web Archive. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5766273a. Retrieved March 31, 2019. 
  4. Why Corporal Punishment for Children Doesn't Work. Motherly. https://www.mother.ly/news/why-corporal-punishment-doesnt-work-according-to-science. Retrieved March 31, 2019.