Where and How to Draw the Line Between Reasonable Corporal Punishment and Abuse
This article from law and child psychology provides a thorough description of relevant state laws, judicial decisions, and childprotective-services practices and argues that relevant regulation ought to be revised to the extent necessary to reflect an appropriate balance between parental-autonomy rights and the social-science evidence on the effects of corporal punishment on children’s short- and long-term developmental wellbeing.
Doriane Lambelet Coleman et al., Where and How to Draw the Line Between Reasonable Corporal Punishment and Abuse, 73 Law and Contemporary Problems 107-165 (2010)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Child abuse, Corporal punishment, Child welfare