(Dammer & Albanese, 2013, p229). Therefore, unless corporal punishment exceeds the moderate limits, then it is not punishable by law in England. The English people have consequently adopted this philosophy to safeguard the existence of corporal punishment, but also making sure that it does not go beyond the required limits (Dammer & Albanese, 2013, p230). On the other hand, France uses a Unitary Civil Law System which is based on the popular civil initiative that corporal punishment should be banned. According to the report, around 85% of the citizens use corporal punishment to discipline their children. In this case, the Bill needs adoption by parliament to become law (Farrell, Powerpoint Chapter 4, slide 18, 2019). As it is now, it is just a proposal that needs to be passed to become law. For a long time, the Napoleon provision of the 1800s which allowed parents to use corporal punishment as a way of disciplining their children. In Germany, the federal law system is used which provides that parents should not use degrading means to discipline their children. It is not, however, specified what degrading means (Farrell, Powerpoint Chapter 4, slide 20-22, 2019).
- Fall '19