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Willis v. State: Condoning Child Abuse as Discipline

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dc.contributor.author Willis, K. L.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-21T21:23:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-21T21:23:42Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Willis, K. L. (2010). Willis v. State: Condoning Child Abuse as Discipline. UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, 14, 59. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jjlp.law.ucdavis.edu/archives/vol-14-no-1/Willis.pdf  
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2086
dc.description.abstract This Note discusses the parental privilege to engage in the physical discipline of children and proposes that Indiana prohibit corporal punishment against children.16 Part I reports on the evidence social scientists have obtained regarding the effects of corporal punishment on children. Part II explores how other jurisdictions treat corporal punishment and the parental privilege, both in the United States and globally. Part III discusses the evolution of prosecutions in Indiana for offenses that result from parental use of physical force against children. Part III also briefly explains the provisions of the Indiana Code relevant to offenses involving physical force against a child, the standards for proving such offenses, and factors involved in obtaining convictions and affirmances on appeals. Part IV examines the entire court history of Willis v. State. Part V discusses the potential ramifications of Willis in Indiana. Finally, Part VI advocates for the reversal of Willis and a ban on corporal punishment in Indiana. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject corporal punishment en_US
dc.subject discipline en_US
dc.subject spanking en_US
dc.subject law en_US
dc.title Willis v. State: Condoning Child Abuse as Discipline en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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