ERIC Number: EJ602278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Can the Justification Defence Be Justified?
MacNeil, Byrdena M.
Education Canada, v39 n4 p36-37 Win 2000
Describes a Newfoundland (Canada) Supreme Court case overturning a teacher's conviction for assault for slapping an unruly child. Discusses the Canadian Criminal Code's "justification" provision that allows parents and teachers to use "reasonable" force to correct a child, and efforts to abolish the provision that argue it institutionalizes violence against children. (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada