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Straus, Murray A., Emily M. Douglas, and Rose Anne Medeiros. In Press. The primordial violence: Spanking Children and its Effects on Cognitive Development and Crime. New York: Psychology Press.

 

THE PRIMORDIAL VIOLENCE:
SPANKING CHILDREN AND ITS EFFECTS ON
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTAND CRIME

Murray A. Straus, Emily M. Douglas, Rose A. Medeiros

 

1.   The Social And Scientific Context of Research On Corporal Punishment

Part I. PREVALENCE AND SOCIAL CAUSES OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

2    Corporal Punishment In The United States
3    Corporal Punishment in World Perspective
4    There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
5    Approval of Violence and Corporal Punishment of Children

Part II.  CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND CHILD BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

6    The Boomerang Effect of Corporal Punishment
7    Impulsive Spanking, Never Spanking, and Child Well-Being
8    The Child-to-Mother Bond and Delinquency
9    Corporal Punishment and Risky Sex

PART III.  CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND HUMAN CAPITAL

10  Mental Ability
11  College Graduation

Part IV.  CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND CRIME

12  What Explains The Link Between Corporal Punishment Assaulting A Partner?
13  Assault and Injury of Dating Partners by University Students in 32 nations
14  Crime in Ethnic Group Context
15  Spanking High Risk Children And Adult Crime
16  Sexual Coercion Of Dating Partners

Part V.  SOCIAL CHANGE AND TRENDS IN CORPORAL PUNISHMENT

17  The Decline in Approval of Corporal Punishment
18  Why Everyone Spanks Toddlers and Can Be Done About It
19  Implications for Crime and Violence in Society
20  A World Without Spanking

APPENDICES
A   Attempts to Stem the Tide:  Demystifying the Defenses of Corporal Punishment
B   Measuring Corporal Punishment
C   Key Instruments And Samples
D   Data & Methods Used for Empirical Research Chapters