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Crossing the Line: Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse?

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dc.contributor.author Wallat, J. R.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-20T17:46:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-20T17:46:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Wallat, J. R. (2017). Crossing the Line: Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse? St Paul, MN: St. Catherine University. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://sophia.stkate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1814&context=msw_papers
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3449
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore when corporal punishment crosses the line into abuse. Qualitative interviews were conducted with five child protection workers who work hand in hand with families and children where abuse allegations have been made. These audio-recorded interviews took place over a period of two weeks and the data were analyzed using grounded theory methodology. The most common themes that emerged were lack of resources, financial hardships, upbringing and MN State Statute. Given the high number of abuse allegations that are made, as well as the number of open child protection cases, it is important that research into why corporal punishment is used should be continued. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher St. Catherine University en_US
dc.subject corporal punishment en_US
dc.subject qualitative research en_US
dc.subject child protection workers en_US
dc.title Crossing the Line: Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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