CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

"Scotland becomes first UK country to ban smacking children"

From Jurist:

This bill removes the defense of reasonable chastisement, which is currently used on occasions when a parent assaults their child. The removal of the defense, however, does not impact the ability of parents to use restraint to protect their children from danger.

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