corporal punishment

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corporal punishment

Public health The use of physical punishment–beating or other form of bodily injury to discipline children and control misbehavior. See Domestic violence. Cf Capital punishment.
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The official also said inmates are treated with dignity and never subjected to torture or corporeal punishment.
However the second part falls into pedantic preaching on the evils of welfare the need for corporeal punishment for children Parrish's idea that attitude is everything and his heartfelt endorsements of the Republican political party.
Before Olds recounts the end of her mother's life and battle with cancer, she covers some other pretty intense subjects, such as corporeal punishment while menstruating, abortions in the era of George Bush and her mother's own personal lonesome, abusive and puritanical history.