The crime of abuse of harsh behaviors and its legal implications - In the context of chapter IV, crimes against the family assistance, the Penal Code provides, ex art. 571, the crime of abuse of means of correction or discipline. This rule differs from the crime of ill-treatment ex art. 572: these acts are moves by the desire to inflict suffering, while in the case of art. 571 the offender has the intention and the purpose of correct and educate the children adopting excessive and sometimes violent methods, not necessary to the purpose of education. The conduct is criminally punishable if it results to the children a disease in the body or mind from the abuse of these means of correction or discipline. Most frequent cases of reports for abuse of means of correction are happened into the family or in the school.
Keywords: abuse, education, children, means of correction.
Parole chiave: abuso, educazione, minori, mezzi di correzione