Emily M. Douglas, Murray A. Straus, Rose Anne Medeiros
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Psychology: Professional & General
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75 black & white illustrations, 31 black & white tables
Table Of Contents
Part I: Prevalence and Social Causes of Spanking 1. The Social and Scientific Context of Research on Spanking. 2. Corporal Punishment In The United States. 3. Spanking In World Perspective. 4. There was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe. 5. Approval Of Violence And Spanking Children. Part II: Spanking and Child Behavior Problems 6. The Boomerang Effect of Spanking. 7. Impulsive Spanking, Never Spanking And Child Well-Being. 8. The Child-to-Mother Bond and Deliquency. 9. Spanking and Risky Sex. Part III: Spanking and Human Capital 10. Mental Ability. 11. College Graduation. Part IV: Spanking and Human Capital 12. What Explains The Link Between Spanking and Assaulting a Partner? 13. Assault and Injury of Dating Partners by University Students in 32 Nations. 14. Cultural Context & The Relation of Spanking Crime. 15. Spanking High Risk Children and Adult Crime. 16. Sexual Coercion and Sexual Assault. Part V: Social Change and Trends In Spanking 17. The Decline in Approval of Spanking. 18. Why Everyone Spanks Toddlers and What To Do About It. 19. Implications for Crime and Violence in Society. 20. Obstacles to Accepting the Evidence. 21. A World Without Spanking.
Murray A. Straus is Professor of Sociology and founder and Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. Emily M. Douglas is Associate Professor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University. Rose Anne Medeiros is Quantitative Methodologist in the Department of Sociology at Rice University.