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Argument: Corporal punishment is justifiable as a last resort

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Ken Gallinger. "Ethically Speaking". Toronto Star: "Spanking is an act of violence, so ethically, it could be justified only if there was absolutely no other way to improve the way kids act."[1]

Robert Larzelere, Boys' Home: "...optimal disciplinary responses begin with less severe tactics, such as reasoning, but proceed to firmer disciplinary tactics when the initial tactic achieves neither compliance nor an acceptable compromise."[2]

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