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Kids fight less where corporal punishment is banned

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A study of 88 countries shows there's less fighting among young people where corporal punishment is completely banned.

Even non-abusive punishment hurts outcomes

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Punishment that brings physical harm decreases cognitive performance; non-abusive forms of physical punishment reduce school engagement, increase peer isolation.

Link noted between lead paint and incarceration

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A link between exposure to lead paint in preschool years and incarceration or suspension from school later in life has been reported.

Teens learn better from rewards than punishments

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Risky adolescent behavior is well documented, but why does it happen and how can it be helped? Computational analysis has a few answers.

Which works better: Punishment or reward?

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A simple experiment devised at Washington U. suggests punishment, even small, is more likely than reward to influence behavior.

Teen charged with sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged in Urbana, Ill., with molesting a 9-year-old girl.

15-year-old sentenced for molesting a 6-year-old

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A mandatory sentence of jail time was imposed on a 15-year-old boy who molested a 6-year-old.