TITLE

Corporal Punishment

AUTHOR(S)
Scarre, G.
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Sep2003, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper examines the reasons why corporal punishment in the judicial sphere has fallen into moral disfavour in recent decades. Standard objections to the practice, both practical and ethical, are considered and found to be inconclusive. It is argued that corporal punishment is not inevitably more cruel or demeaning than conventionally preferred punitive methods and that consideration should be given to its limited experimental reintroduction.
ACCESSION #
17020128

 

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