“Spanking and Crime Rates”
In an effort to understand increasing & (most recently) decreasing crime rates, researchers look at a wide range of variables that may have effected the shift - like economics, population, new policies, police presence. More recently we are hearing about controversial public health theories or environmental theories that are gaining support. But tonight, we just want to talk about spankins.
Dr. Christian Pfeiffer, over in Germany has found a “correlation between declining rates of children being spanked (or otherwise punished physically) and subsequent decreases in violent crime” and further, that "religiosity leads to more frequent spanking". 

People who as children experienced the “powerlessness” of frequent spankings report a disproportionately greater interest later in life to own guns, Mr Pfeiffer says. They also demand more draconian prison sentences, including the death penalty, for convicted criminals. And they seem more prone to violence themselves. 

There must be a place between beating children and giving them all gold stars, right? Germany & Scandinavia apparently know about it and the data seems to back it up.

Spanking and Crime Rates

In an effort to understand increasing & (most recently) decreasing crime rates, researchers look at a wide range of variables that may have effected the shift - like economics, population, new policies, police presence. More recently we are hearing about controversial public health theories or environmental theories that are gaining support. But tonight, we just want to talk about spankins.

Dr. Christian Pfeiffer, over in Germany has found a “correlation between declining rates of children being spanked (or otherwise punished physically) and subsequent decreases in violent crime” and further, that "religiosity leads to more frequent spanking"

People who as children experienced the “powerlessness” of frequent spankings report a disproportionately greater interest later in life to own guns, Mr Pfeiffer says. They also demand more draconian prison sentences, including the death penalty, for convicted criminals. And they seem more prone to violence themselves. 

There must be a place between beating children and giving them all gold stars, right? Germany & Scandinavia apparently know about it and the data seems to back it up.

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    Naturally, there are already people responding to this post with, “Well I was spanked and I’m not violent, so this study...
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    Presenting some serious correlation=causation fail regarding spankings and crime-rates. Whatever the merits of the...
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  16. whitemustardsandwich said: My parents spanked me, and so did the parents of many of my friends, and we all turned out to be good people. None of us are violent or gun collecting as a result. I think that like many other studies, this one is flawed.
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    Interesting
  20. alec-c-c-combo-breaker reblogged this from psydoctor8 and added:
    Spanking, from a goal-oriented standpoint, isn’t even effective behavior modification. It demands to be asked: who is...
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