, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 52-60

New evidence for the benefits of never spanking

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Murray A. Straus is professor of sociology and codirector of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author or co-author or editor of 18 books includingStress, Culture, and Aggression. This article is adapted from Chapter 12 ofBeating the Devil Out of Them: Corporal Punishment in American Families and Its Effects on Children, 2nd edition, published by Transaction.