By: Darion S.
Murray Straus, the co-director of the UNH Family Research Lab, traveled to 15 nations and interviewed thousands of college students. His research showed that students that were spanked when they were a kid were more likely to break the law. Straus looked at criminality trends using nine measures starting at criminal beliefs going to stealing money. When he investigated whether or not which parent spanked them had an effect on the criminality of the students, he found that students who were spanked by both parents had eight or nine of the measures. It’s ironic because parents spank their children to correct misbehavior, when unknowingly, they are enforcing it. (Read more…)