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Att bara vara barn - En studie i hur fysisk bestraffning av barn är kopplat till det juridiska klimatet för unga i USA

Paulsson, Helena (2008)
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
United States is one of the two countries in the world that have not ratified the convention on the rights of the child, and one of the few countries that sentences children less than 18 years to life in prison without parole. Besides this, corporal punishment is legal in all the states of USA. This essay is aimed at researching how these three factors affect one another in the American context and what consequences may come out of it. By the use of reports from NGO's and UN treaties together with various theories about the subject in question, I have looked into the juridical climate for today's young Americans.

The conclusion of the essay shows that there is a tendency in the United States to control violence with violence, from a local... (More)
United States is one of the two countries in the world that have not ratified the convention on the rights of the child, and one of the few countries that sentences children less than 18 years to life in prison without parole. Besides this, corporal punishment is legal in all the states of USA. This essay is aimed at researching how these three factors affect one another in the American context and what consequences may come out of it. By the use of reports from NGO's and UN treaties together with various theories about the subject in question, I have looked into the juridical climate for today's young Americans.

The conclusion of the essay shows that there is a tendency in the United States to control violence with violence, from a local level and further to a state level. As long as this attitude proceeds, the situation for children at risk for being sentenced to life sentence will not improve. (Less)
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author
Paulsson, Helena
supervisor
organization
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
USA, fysisk bestraffning, CRC, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Human rights, Mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
1319833
date added to LUP
2008-01-10
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  abstract     = {United States is one of the two countries in the world that have not ratified the convention on the rights of the child, and one of the few countries that sentences children less than 18 years to life in prison without parole. Besides this, corporal punishment is legal in all the states of USA. This essay is aimed at researching how these three factors affect one another in the American context and what consequences may come out of it. By the use of reports from NGO's and UN treaties together with various theories about the subject in question, I have looked into the juridical climate for today's young Americans.

The conclusion of the essay shows that there is a tendency in the United States to control violence with violence, from a local level and further to a state level. As long as this attitude proceeds, the situation for children at risk for being sentenced to life sentence will not improve.},
  author       = {Paulsson, Helena},
  keyword      = {USA,fysisk bestraffning,CRC,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att bara vara barn - En studie i hur fysisk bestraffning av barn är kopplat till det juridiska klimatet för unga i USA},
  year         = {2008},
}