CRJS420 DB1

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Ancient scholars and philosophers have discussed and argued over the value and purpose of corporal punishment. At one time these arguments were put forth as a requirement to balance the laws of the church and the laws of man. Over time, the law of man (secular law) displaced the laws of the church. • Do you think corporal punishment should have been kept (as some societies now have)? Describe why or why not. • Be sure to cite all references in APA format. The following will be the grading criteria for this assignment. • 80%: Do you think corporal punishment should have been kept (as some societies now have)? Describe why or why not.

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CRJS450 DB1NameClassDateProfessorCorporal Punishment Corporal punishment is another word for physical retribution. In the past corporal punishment applied to both the adult and the child. Adults would be flogged, birched or whipped for crimes or immoral acts. In England from the Middle Ages until the early 19th century whipping was a common punishment for minor crimes (Lambert, 2010). Children then and now were punished through spankings with belts, switches, and paddles for disobeying parent or displaying inappropriate behavior. They were also punished through physical means in the educational system. Corporal punishment is cruel and inhumane and should not be a part of a civilized society. Corporal punishment is a thing of the past. Adults are punished through the criminal justice system and their rights protect them from facing physical violence when be criminally punished with the exception of the death penalty. Children however still face acts of violence as a form of punishment. America is the only country left in the Western World that allows corporal punishment in the school system (2010). Parents still spank their children and school still

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