Model Of Punishment

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At its start, punishment was used as a way to protect the social order, and as Newman (2008) describes, “the simplest form of social order is direct obedience of a group of equals to its sole leader” (p 24). According to Newman (2008) Obedience model of punishment began in the family institution. As opposed to a reciprocal model of punishment designed to right the balance of the natural order through vengeance, total power was given to the father by the paterfamilias doctrine allowing for the killing, torture, and sale of lower status household members to maintain control of their slaves, the social integrity of the family, and economic security of the household (Newman, 2008). In the realm of the school, children retained this lower status
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