Quickly, the fight over “spanking” starts to look a lot like a struggle for the country overall, played out on the bodies of children.• • •From the macro data, it seems that corporal punishment is becoming less popular in the United States.
Evaluating numerous national surveys taken over the past decades, Murray Straus, an expert on corporal punishment at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, found that the number of parents who say spanking is sometimes necessary dropped from more than 90 percent in 1968 to about 65 or 70 percent in 1994, and then has remained fairly steady through today.
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Swirling around every spank or paddle are questions about the line between discipline and abuse, the proper way to use physical punishment, intentions versus actions, outcomes versus causes.
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A Newnan police report says 62-year-old Juan Martinez was arrested Tuesday night.
Police say Martinez smelled like alcohol and slurred his speech.