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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Social Ethics Forum on Corporal Punishment

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The social ethics topic of corporal punishment

The class has decided that the social ethics topic is to be corporal punishment. Now that we have decided on this topic for our Forum I suggest that you should be reading everything you can find on the topic.

The groups are:
George, Leah, Ornella and Darcy (4)
Moderates or Independents
Majak, Tahera and Yahye
Maria, Lok, Khem and Francios (4)

You will notice we have a 'hung parliament'. The Moderates need to discuss which side they will support ...or splinter as a group!

* Attached is the assignment sheet for the Ethics Forum on corporal punishment

* Here is the Corporal Punishment Bill to be debated at the Forum

Firstly let us clarify what corporal punishment.

 "any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light."
Corporal punishment is a form of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offence, or for the purpose of disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to deter attitudes or behaviour deemed unacceptable. The term usually refers to methodically striking the offender with the open hand or with an implement, whether in judicial, domestic, or educational settings.

*  Corporal punishment in schools - some excellent backgound, history and global information on corporal punishment.

 * Research on the topic


 * Unicef presentation

 * The other side to the argument

YouTube items on corporal punishment to watch

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