Physical Punishment - Eng. 100 Sum. 184 Hafez, Spr. 99...

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Eng. 100 – Sum. 184 Hafez, Spr. ‘99 Directions: You have 45 minutes to read and summarize the following passage. The number of words in the passage is indicated in brackets, at the end of the passage. Your summary should be approximately one third the length of the original text. Physical Punishment How much violence do we as a society license in families? Let us compare physical punishment with the definition of violence used in the Family Violence Research Program which reads as follows: An act carried out with the intention of causing physical pain or injuries to another person. There is no part of physical punishment that does not fit this definition. The pain is there, even if it is usually supposed to be light. A clear illustration of this is physical punishment in children. Because it is legitimate, i.e., it is socially acceptable to hit your own child, this converts what in any other circumstances would be considered 'violence' to something which is not violent. Physical punishment of children is also extremely important in accounting for the high level of
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course SOCI 122 taught by Professor Kamal during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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