ERIC Number: ED157192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Crime and Punishment in the Schooling Process: A Historical Analysis.
Newman, Joan; Newman, Graeme
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter examines the historical validity of two popular beliefs concerning the "crisis of discipline" in schools. One is that it is something special to this turbulent age, and the other is that school violence and crime have increased because we have relaxed our discipline. The authors conclude that, while it is probable that school violence and crime have increased in this century, the increase is not sufficient to warrant the conclusions that it has resulted from the relaxation of discipline. Until this century, schools have traditionally been places of violence--where teachers severely corporally punished their students, and where students frequently rose up in rebellion, riots, and mutinies. In comparison, this century has seen an incredible delimiting of severe corporal punishment (although it is still widely used), which has not been matched with an equally severe increase in school violence. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 24 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768