Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Corporal punishment is defined as a form of physical punishment, involving the purposeful infliction of pain, as a means of discipline. Typically, corporal punishment is used by parents against their children and by teachers and school administrators against student misbehavior. Recently, Canadian scientists have revealed a link between spanking in early childhood and later mental and behavioral problems in adults. Learn more about corporal punishment, its pros and cons, by reading this book.