Corporal Punishment (Sociology)

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

  • Entry
  • Entries A-Z

  • The infliction of physical pain for the purpose of punishment. A common practice in most criminal justice systems, especially prior to the Enlightenment, barbaric corporal punishments, such as scourging, drawing and quartering, flogging, and stoning, were used to extract confessions and inflict pain on convicted criminals. In the United States, corporal punishment in the home, the school, or the prison system is viewed with disapprobation.


    Looks like you do not have access to this content.


    Don’t know how to login?

    Click here for free trial login.

    • [0-9]
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
    • X
    • Y
    • Z

    Back to Top

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website