Physical Discipline of a Child - Authorized Use of Force

Minnesota authorizes use of force against another person, without their consent, under limited circumstances outlined in Minn. Stat. 609.06. The most common example is self-defense. But, a common scenario that often gets overlooked is that a “p…
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Malicious Punishment of a Child - Hard to Define Even By Courts

The crime of Malicious Punishment of a Child in Minnesota is vaguely defined by the statute: A parent, legal guardian, or caretaker who, by an intentional act or a series of intentional acts with respect to a child, evidences unreasonable force or cr…
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