Corporal Punishment (Education)

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  • The act of administering physical blows to the body of a student, typically to the buttocks using a paddle, to cause pain but not injury in order to influence the student's behavior. The U.S. Supreme Court in Ingraham v. Wright (1977) ruled that corporal punishment did not violate a student's constitutional right to be protected against cruel and unusual punishment. For more information, see Ingraham v. Wright (1977).

    10.4135/9781412972024.n561

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