Year: 2001 Source: New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2001. p.67-79, 258-265 SIEC No: 20030359

This chapter discusses the extent to which parents in the United States use corporal punishment (such as spanking & slapping) & examines its effects on children. The author contends that this so-called minor form of physical violence is a precursor to much of the violence in the world, & can lead to suicidal ideation in children. Charts are used to show some of the findings within the article. (AK)