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BOOKS
ARTICLES
C. CAUSES, PREVALENCE, TRENDS
EA. EFFECTS OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, AGGRESSION, DELINQUENCY, CRIME
EO. EFFECTS OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT - OTHER
M. METHODOLOGY
R. REVIEWS, CRITIQUES, EDITORIALS
BEATING THE DEVIL OUT OF THEM (Table of Contents)
PUBLICATION REQUEST FORM


BOOKS

Donnelly, Michael and Murray A. Straus (editors). 2000 expected. Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Straus, Murray A. 2000. Beating the Devil out of Them: Corporal Punishment in American Families and Its Effects on Children, 2nd Edition. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. See table of contents at end of this document.

Straus, Murray A. 2001 expected. Corporal Punishment by Parents in Social Context. In Preparation.

ARTICLES

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C. CAUSES, PREVALENCE, TRENDS

Brown, Bruce. 1979. "Parent's discipline of children in public places." The Family Coordinator 28:67-71. $1.00. *CP1B

Burns, Nanci M., and Murray A. Straus. 1987. "Cross-national differences in corporal punishment, infant homicide, and socioeconomic factors." . Durham, New Hampshire: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. (The main findings are summarized in Beating the Devil out of Them (Chapter 7). $1.50. *V42

Carson, Barbara A. 1986. "Parents who don't spank: Deviation in the legitimization of physical force." . Durham, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire.: Ph.D dissertation. VX43

Cook, Kimberly J. 1993. "Pro-Death politics: Debunking the "Pro-Life" agenda." in Political crime in contemporary America: A critical approach, edited by Kenneth D. Tunnell. New York, NY: Garland Publishing, Inc. $2.50.*SR65

Dietz, Tracy. 1997. "Disciplining children: Characteristics associated with the use of corporal punishment and non-violent discipline." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory: University of New Hampshire. $2.50. *CP45

Gelles, Richard J., and Murray A. Straus. 1975. "Family Experience and Public Support of the Death Penalty." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 44 (July):596-613. Also reprinted in Hugo Bedau and Chester M. Pierce (eds.), Capital Punishment in the United States. New York: AMS Press, 1976; and in David G. Gil (ed.), Child Abuse and Violence. NY: AMS Press, 1979. $1.50. *V11

Giles-Sims, Jean., and Julie Mason. 1993. "Parent attitudes about corporal punishment and child behavior problems: a longitudinal study". Paper presented at the 1993 meeting of the American Sociological Association, 13 August 1993. CP17

Giles-Sims, Jean., Murray A. Straus, and David B. Sugarman. 1995. "Child, maternal and family characteristics associated with spanking." Family Relations 44:170-176. $1.50. *CP16

Moore David W. and Murray A. Straus. 1988. "Corporal Punishment by New Hampshire Parents and its Correlates." Durham NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. $2.00. *CA4

Steinmetz, Suzanne K. 1974. "Occupational Environment in Relation to Physical Punishment." Pp. 166-172. In Steinmetz and Straus (eds.), Violence in the Family. NY: Harper and Row (Originally published by Dodd, Mead). VX2

Stewart, Julie H. 1998. "Pro-Violence attitudes and approval of corporal punishment." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CP57

Straus, Murray A., & Julie H. Stewart. 1999. "Corporal punishment by American parents: National data on prevalence, chronicity, severity, and duration, in relation to child, and family characteristics." Clinical child and Family Psychology Review. 2(2)55-70. $2.50. *CP36

Straus, Murray A. 1971. "Some Social Antecedents of Physical Punishment: A Linkage Theory Interpretation." Journal of Marriage and the Family. 33 (November)659-663. $1.50. *V2

Straus, Murray A. 1983. "Corporal Punishment, Child Abuse, and Wife Beating: What Do They Have in Common?" (Former title "Ordinary Violence, Child Abuse, and Wife Beating: What Do They Have in Common?") In The Dark Side of Families: Current Family Violence Research, edited by David Finkelhor, Richard J. Gelles, Gerald T. Hotaling, and Murray A. Straus. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. Also in Straus and Gelles (1990) Physical Violence in American Families. $1.50. *V33

Straus, Murray A. 1992. "Physical Punishment by Parents and Human Social Evolution." Paper presented at the 13th Annual Darwin Festival. Salem MA: Salem State College. February, 1992. CP8

Steinmetz, Suzanne K. 1971. "Occupational and Psysical Punishment: A Response to Straus." Journal of Marriage and the Family 33 (November):664-666. VX1

Straus, Murray A. and Anita K. Mathur 1996. "Social Change and Change in Approval of Corporal Punishment by Parents from 1968 to 1992." In Frehsee, D., Horn W., and Bussmann, K. (Eds) Family violence Against Children: A Challenge for Society. NY: Walter de Gruyter. $2.00. *CP27

Straus, Murray A. and Denise A. Donnelly . 1994. "Corporal Punishment of adolescents by American Parents." Youth & Society 24:419-442. Also Chapter 3 in Murray A. Straus. 2000. 2nd Edition. Beating the Devil out of Them: Corporal Punishment in American Families and Its Effects On Children, 2nd Edition. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. $1.50. *CP12

Straus, Murray A. and Glenda Kaufman Kantor. 1995. "Trends in Physical Abuse by Parents from 1975 to 1992: A Comparison of Three National Surveys" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Boston. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory. $2.00. *V57

Straus, Murray A., and Teresita Camacho. 1993. "Corporal punishment by Hispanic parents." . Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. $2.50. *CP4

Walsh, Wendy. 1997. Social Influences on spanking Master's thesis. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. CP44

Walsh, Wendy. 1998. "Planting seeds for nonviolent homes: Parent educators' experiences presenting a no-spanking discipline curriculum." Durham, NH: Family Research Lab, University of New Hampshire. CP56

Wauchope, Barbara A. and Murray A. Straus. 1990. "Physical Punishment and Physical Abuse of American Children: Incidence Rates By Age, Gender, and Occupational Class." In Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families, edited by Murray A. Straus and Richard J. Gelles. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. $1.50. *VB9

EA. EFFECTS OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, AGGRESSION, DELINQUENCY, CRIME

Larzelere, Robert E. 1986. "Moderate Spanking: Model or Deterrent of Children's Aggression in the Family." Journal of Family Violence 1(March):27-36. $1.00 *VA41

Owens, David M. and Murray A. Straus. 1975. "The Social Structure of Violence in Childhood and Approval of Violence as an Adult." Aggressive Behavior l:193-211. Also reprinted Pp. 107-125, in Irwin H. Hyman and James H. Wise (eds.), Corporal Punishment in American Education: Readings in History, Practice and Alternatives. Temple University Press, 1979. $1.50. *V6

Straus, Murray A. 1991. "Discipline and Deviance: Physical Punishment of Children and Violence and Other Crime in Adulthood." Social Problems 38(2):101-123. $2.00. *CP1

Straus, Murray A. 1991. "New Theory and Old Canards About Family Violence Research." Social Problems 38(2):180-197. (Reply to critiques by Kurz, Loseke, and McCord). CP1X

Straus, Murray A. and Kimberly A. Hill. 1997. "Corporal punishment, child-to-parent bonding, and delinquency." paper presented at the 5th International family violence research conference. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory , University of New Hampshire. $2.00 *CP42

Straus, Murray A. & Vera E. Mouradian. 1998 "Impulsive Corporal Punishment by Mothers and Antisocial Behavior and Impulsiveness of children." Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 16: 353-374. $2.50. *CP39

Straus, Murray A. and Carrie L. Yodanis. 2000. "Physical Abuse." Chapter 6 in Murray A. Straus, Beating the devil out of them: Corporal punishment in American Families And Its Effects on Children, 2nd Edition. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. $2.00. *CP13

Straus, Murray A. and Carrie Yodanis (1996). Corporal punishment in adolescence and physical assaults on spouses later in life: What accounts for the link? Journal of Marriage and the Family, 58,(4)825-841. $2.50. *CP23

Straus, Murray A. and Sean Lauer 1992. "Corporal Punishment of Children and Crime In Ethnic Group Context." Paper presented at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. $2.00. *CP10

Straus, Murray A., David B. Sugarman., and Jean Giles-Sims. 1997. "Corporal Punishment by Parents and Subsequent Anti-Social Behavior of Children" Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 155, 761-767. $2.00. *CP24

Tsang, Rita. 1995. "Social Stress, Social Learning, and Anger as Risk Factors for Corporal Punishment". Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CP26

Wolak, Janis. 1996. "Patterns of Parental Control and sibling Violence". Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. *CP33

Yodanis, Carrie L. 1992. "Corporal punishment and the fusion of love and violence." . Durham, New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire. CP14

E.O. EFFECTS OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: OTHER

Straus, Murray A. and Mallie J. Paschall. 1999. "Corporal punishment by mothers and children's cognitive development: A logitudinal studyof two age cohorts." paper presented at the 6th International Family Violence Research Conference. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. $2.50. *CP51R

Straus, Murray A. 1995. "Corporal Punishment of Children and Depression and Suicide in Adulthood." In Joan McCord (editor) Coercion and Punishment in Long Term Perspective. NY: Cambridge University Press. Also Chapter 5 in Murray A. Straus, 2000. 2nd Edition. Beating the Devil out of them: Corporal Punishment in American Families And Its Effects on Children. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publications. 2000. $2.50. *CP3

Straus, Murray A. and Anita K. Mathur 1995. "Corporal Punishment and Children's Academic Achievement" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological, San Francisco, April 7, 1995. $1.50. *CP29

Straus, Murray A. and Denise Donnelly. 2000. "The fusion of sex and violence." in Murray A. Straus, 2nd Edition. Beating the devil out of them: Corporal Punishment in American Families and Its Effects on Children. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. $1.50. *CP28

Straus, Murray A. and Glenda Kaufman Kantor. 1994. "Corporal Punishment by Parents: A Risk Factor in the Epidemiology of Depression, Suicide, Alcohol Abuse, Child Abuse and Wife Beating" Adolescence 29(115):543-561. $2.00. *CP5

Straus, Murray A. and Holley Gimpel. 2000. "Alienation and Reduced Income." Chapter 9 in Murray A. Straus, 2nd Edition. Beating the Devil out of them: Corporal Punishment in American families and Its Effects on Children. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. $2.00. *CP7

Turner, Heather A., and David Finkelhor. 1996. "Corporal Punishment as a Stressor among Youth." Journal of Marriage and the Family. 58(1):155-166 $2.50. *CV10


M. METHODOLOGY

Straus, Murray A. 1998 "A quasi-experiment on changing community norms about spanking as a method of reducing delinquency, violence, and other crime." Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. San Francisco, 22 Aug 98. CP52

Straus, Murray A. 1998 "Spanking by Parents -- Some ideas on measurement and analysis of a neglected risk factor for serious mental health problems". Behavioral Measurements Letter. 15(2)3-8 $1.50. *CP49

Straus, Murray A. 1999. "Child report and adult recall versions of the revised Conflict Tactics Scales." : Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CTS24

Straus, Murray A. 2001, In preparation. "Attempts to stem the tide: Demystifying the defenses of corporal punishment." in Murray A. Straus, Corporal Punishment by Parents in Social Context. $3.00. *CP64

Straus, Murray A., and Sherry L. Hamby. 1997. "Measuring physical and psychological maltreatment of children with the Conflict Tactics Scales." in Out of the darkness: Contemporary research perspectives on family violence, edited by Glenda Kaufman Kantor and Jana Jasinski. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. $2.50. *CTS7

Straus, Murray A., Sherry L. Hamby, David Finkelhor, David W. Moore, and Desmond Runyan. 1998. "Identification of child maltreatment with the parent-child Conflict Tactics Scales: Development and psychometric data for a national sample of American parents." Child Abuse and Neglect 22:249-270. $3.00. *CTS17

R. REVIEWS, CRITIQUES, EDITORIALS

Kandel, Elizabeth. 1991. "Physical Punishment and the Development of Aggressive and Violent Behavior: A Review." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CP2

Straus, Murray A. 1996. "Corporal punishment in American and its effects on children." Journal of Child Centered Practice: Special issue on Corporal Punishment 3:57-77. $2.50. *CP35

Straus Murray A. 1992. "Adverse Effects of physical punishment: The experiences of two nationally representative samples" Paper presented at the 1992 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. CP9

Straus, Murray A. 1993. "Corporal Punishment: Background and Goals Of the Task Force on the Effects of Corporal Punishment on Children." Child, Youth, and Family Services Quarterly. 15: 1-2. (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association). $1.00. *CP15

Straus, Murray A. 1993. "Corporal Punishment by parents and the effects on children". Paper presented at the Autumn General meeting of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 12 November 1993. CP19

Straus, Murray A. 1994. "Is Corporal Punishment by Parents Abusive?" In Eillen Gambrill and Mary Ann Mason, editors. Children and Adolescents: Controversial Issues. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. $1.50. *CP6

Straus, Murray A. 2000. "Ten myths and spanking children." Chapter 10 in Murray A. Straus, 2nd Edition. Beating the Devil Out of Them: Corporal Punishment in American Families and Its Effects on Children. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. $2.00. *CP11

Straus, Murray A. 1995. "Corporal Punishment by Parents and its effects on children" In Richard J. Gelles (ed.). Families & Violence, Abuse, & Neglect. Minneapolis: National Council on Family relations, Vision 2010 Series.3(1):20-21. $.50. *CP30

Straus, Murray A. 1996. "Spanking and the making of a violent society." Pediatrics 98:837-842. $2.00. *CP31

Straus, Murray A. 1997. "Beating up the bearer of the bad news about corporal punishment." Contemporary Psychology 42:759-761. $1.50. *CP38

Straus, Murray A. 1997 "Should parents spank their kids?: It can leave Psychic Scars". New York Daily News. (Sunday October 5, 1997, pp 51) $1.00. *CP48

Straus, Murray A. 1997. "New evidence and new controversy about corporal punishment." paper presented at the EPOCH-Worldwide Conference. Barcelona, Spain. CP50

Straus, Murray A. 1998. "Comments on : Bum Rap: Antispanking activists should take a time-out." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CP59

Straus, Murray A. 1998. "New and more definitive evidence about the benefits of avoiding corporal punishment." Paper presented at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. London. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CP58

Straus, Murray A. 1999. Spanking teaches long-term violence. The Union Leader, Manchester NH. (Monday July 12, 1999, pp A10) $1.00 *CP53

Straus, Murray A. 1999. "Is it time to ban corporal punishment of children?" Canadian Medical Association Journal 161:821-822. $1.00. *CP63

Straus, Murray A. 2000. "The benefits of never spanking: New and more definitive evidence and a possible backlash." in Murray A. Straus 2nd Edition. Beating the devil out of them: Corporal punishment and its effects on children. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publications. $2.50. *CP41

Straus, Murray A. In Press. "Commentary: Corporal punishment and primary prevention of physical abuse." Child Abuse & Neglect . $2.00. *CP65

Straus, Murray A. 2000, In Press. "Corporal punishment by parents: The cradle of violence in the family and society." Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law . $2.50. *CP62

Straus, Murray A. 2001, In Preparation. "Corporal punishment research and the culture wars." in Murray A. Straus, Corporal punishment by parents in social context. CP40

Straus, Murray A., and Carrie Yodanis. 1995. "Corporal Punishment by parents: Implications for primary prevention of assaults on spouses and children". The University of Chicago Law School Roundtable: Chicago. 2(1): 35-66. $2.50. *CP25

Turner, Heather. 2000, In Press. "Corporal Punishment and the stress process" To appear in Michael Donnelly and Murray A. Straus (Eds.), Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective. CP18

 


BEATING THE DEVIL OUT OF THEM:
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN AMERICAN FAMILIES AND ITS EFFECTS ON CHILDREN

(2nd Edition), Ocotober 2000. Transaction Publishers
Murray A. Straus

PREFACES
Preface to 2nd Edition
Preface to 1st Edition

I. SPANKING -- THE VIRTUOUS VIOLENCE
1. The Conspiracy of Silence
2. Everyone Does It, But Less Now
3. Hitting Adolescents
4. Who Spanks the Most?

II. THE PRICE OF VIRTUE
5. Depression and Suicide
6. Physical Abuse
7. Violence and Crime
8. The Fusion of Sex and Violence
9. Alienation and Reduced Income

III. THE FUTURE
10. Ten Myths that Perpetuate Corporal Punishment
11. Social Evolution and Corporal Punishment
12. The Benefits of Never Spanking: New and More Definitive Evidence

APPENDICES

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