A smack can keep children from crime says police leader

Sunday Telegraph 04 Mar 07
Children lack discipline and turn to crime because their parents are too scared to smack them, says one of Britain’s most senior black policemen.
Parents no longer use physical punishment because they fear they will end up in court facing an assault charge, according to Supt Leroy Logan of the Metropolitan Police Force. He says that the results have been a decline in respect, a rise in family breakdowns and an increasing number of children being put up for adoption.