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Corporal punishment

Scarre, Geoffrey


Geoffrey Scarre


A study of moral arguments for and against the use of corporal punishment in a judicial content. It is argued that corporal punishment is not inevitably more cruel or demeanial than some conventionlly prefered punitive methods.


Scarre, G. (2003). Corporal punishment. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 6(3), 295-316.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2003
Deposit Date Jan 18, 2008
Journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
Print ISSN 1386-2820
Electronic ISSN 1572-8447
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 295-316
Keywords Corporal punishment, Cruelty, Deterence, Humiliation, 'Inhuman or degrading treatment'.