Annotative Bibliography

Denise A. Donnelly, Murray Arnold Straus. (2009). Beating The Devil Out Of Them: Corporal Punishment in American Families and its Effects on Children. Brunswick, New Jersey: Lexington Books.

The book focused on the negative metal effects of corporal punishment used on children. For the website, the book provided many facts and research linked to how children’s minds change with the use of forceful punishment. The book also provided the website with brief research reports that some of the statistics were gathered from.  The book touched on every aspect of corporal punishment as used in American society. It is a great book to use to get an overall understanding of corporal punishment and its many counter parts.

Katherine C. Kersey. (2006). The 101 Positive Principles of Discipline. Retrieved on November 19th, 2010 from:

Summary: This website describes an alternative to negative discipline by providing 101 ways of positive discipline instead. It was primary used to create our Alternatives to discipline page. This is a great resource for people who wish to see a different way to raise children and seek ideas of how to do so. 

Mickey Keyes. (2009). Corporal Punishment and Children. Retrieved on November 19th, 2010 from:
Summary: This article highlighted the use of corporal punishment into today’s society as well as explaining alternative uses of punishment. For the website, much of the research on the negative effects of children and parents were taken from here. Also, the website used some of the alternatives listed is the section explaining to parents how to punish children without physical abused. The article provides great overview of how the legal system and social learning affect people’s views of corporal punishment. It is great to use for understanding the different viewpoints of this heatedly debated topic.

Murray Arnold Straus, Carrie L. Yodanis. (1996). Corporal Punishment in Adolescence and Physical Assualts on Spouses in Later Life: What Accounts for the Link? Journal of Marriage and the Family.

Summary: This article was a great source to utilize with information about the effects that corporal punishment as a child has on adults. It discussed how corporal punishment as a child leads to greater chances of violence against a spouse in the future. This was primarily used to show the sociological effects of corporal punishment.  It also provided a great insight into the behaviors associated with children and corporal punishment. This article is a wonderful source for finding the effects of corporal punishment on adults. It was extremely hard to find sources that showed what corporal punishment means in adult population and this one had tons of information about that.

Murray Arnold Straus. (1991). Discipline and Deviance: Physical Punishment of Children and Violence and Other Crime in Adulthood. Journal of Social Problems.

Summary: This article explained the linkage between corporal punishment as a child and increased rates of crime as an adult. It explained how corporal punishment leads to people committing violent and non violent crimes as adults more often than those who did not experience corporal punishment. This article was used for the sociological effects on adults and the sections of how society could change without corporal punishment. The article gave great explanations of the changes we could expect to see without corporal punishment in society. This article was a great resource when trying to find effects of corporal punishment on adults and society.

Paul Justice
. (2009).
Corporal Punishment. Retrieved on November 19th, 2010 from
Summary: This article explained in great detail the history of corporal punishment. The article broke each part of the history into different sections, isolating, men, women and children into their own categories. For the website they article was used to help explain the origins of corporal punishment and how it has evolved over time. It also was used to show the differences men, women and children had when being put through the corporal punishment system. This article is great to use if you’re looking for an indebt history and gendered understanding of corporal punishment.