Learning Goal: I’m working on a criminal justice multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Instructions: This assignment has two parts.
View the following video and consult at least one academic source addressing the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of spanking as a means of discipline:
Now, conduct your own research into the circumstances surrounding Riley Sawyer’s (“Baby Grace’s”) death. Certainly, there are other factors at work, but how do they relate (in part) to the larger discussion on corporal punishment and “discipline”?
Then, answer the following questions: Does spanking constitute child abuse? Why or why not? If not, is it an effective means of discipline? (Be sure to ground your responses in the research. Avoid personal anecdotes).
Your responses to Parts 1 and 2 should total one (combined) type-written page.
APA Requirements: Use your textbook and an additional academic source to support your position. Although this is not a formal paper, it is always important to give credit to other sources. In addition to safeguarding against plagiarism, this lends credibility to your own arguments. Simply reference the source within your paper and properly cite it underneath. Use APA format.