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Kids fight less where corporal punishment is banned

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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