Whose Rights? Children, Parents and Discipline
Monash University - Faculty of Law
Bernadette J. Saunders
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, p. 80, 2009
Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009/37
This article outlines the current state of the law on the physical discipline of children and argues the case for legal change in Australia. It also identifies the politics of the ongoing debate and its potent symbolism - claims that physical parental punishment amounts to child abuse and state-sanctioned violence, pitted against claims that parental rights and the privacy of the home will be violated by state regulation of physical punishment.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: Physical discipine, child abuse, criminal law, parental punishment
JEL Classification: K00, K1, K14, K19, K4, K42, K49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 18, 2010
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