Item description for No Fear : A Police Officer's Perspective by Robert R. Surgenor...
In his eighteen years of service as a law enforcement officer, Detective Robert Surgenor has witnessed an alarming rise in defiance and a total lack of fear in Americas youth. In many of todays young people, there is no fear. No fear of consequences. No fear of authority. No fear of God. A generation without conscience.
Interviewing hundreds of juvenile offenders and their families, Detective Surgenor discovered that the majority of violent juvenile offenders come from homes where there is no corporal punishment, or spanking.
Surgenor advocates the use of corporal punishment, following the wisdom of King Solomon in Proverbs 29:15, The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
The book includes an appendix that lists each of the 50 states' laws regarding child abuse and parental authority.
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Studio: Providence House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2000
Publisher Providence House Publishers
ISBN 1577361598 ISBN13 9781577361596
Reviews - What do customers think about No Fear : A Police Officer's Perspective?
Like Produces Like Jul 20, 2008
There is an abundance of research that shows assault on children as well as other violence in the home is what increases the risk of delinquency and learning challenges.Children who are taught that violence is wrong and are treated with love and respect do what all children do. They do what they are taught. When children are hit, they learn that it is ok to hit others to gain power. As for using religion to justify violence, slave-owers used that tactic.Does anyone now feel that slavery is biblically sanctioned? Jesus never ever used physical force on anyone.Jesus went against all of the common place violent rituals. Many people are taught to focus on Jesus's death. However there is much to learn from his life!
READ THIS BOOK! Dec 26, 2007
This book is a "must read" for anyone with questions about whether or not you should spank your child. It is also a "must read" for educators, legislators, and those clinicians who say "spanking is wrong and only teaches violence". Very well-written by a career police officer with children of his own, the author is able to cite statistics from the real world about the increase in domestic violance BY CHILDREN AGAINST THEIR PARENTS - and how high those numbers are when the child has had NO corporal punishment at home. The author also writes at length about how the most violent juvenile offenders he sees are nearly unanimously from homes where there was no spanking! He writes clearly and concisely, and in terms you can understand. He also manages to yank apart all of the popular non-spanking theories of the day. He is also an amateur Biblical scholar, but is well-read enough that he can debunk the religion-based theories against spanking, quoting chapter and verse. READ THIS BOOK is you are raising children in your home!
from the Juvenile Detention Center May 31, 2007
The best thing about this book is the statistics. You can't argue with facts. Too many books on the subject only sell their opinions. Who would know better the results of our no-spank society than a police officer? My sister worked in a juvenile detention center that advertized itself as a youth shelter for victims of child abuse. She passed the test as the most loving bleeding heart gentle youth counsellor on the planet who could NEVER hit a child no matter what the circumstance. Then she found out their "abused children" were actually criminal teenagers who were ordered by the courts to spend time in this "shelter" after committing SERIOUS violent crimes that would put adults behind bars for many years. She was forewarned that these "children" would probably be "scared, distrustful, and angry" because they had been, "abused, mistreated, neglected, and abandoned" by their parents. well, as it turned out, the teenagers DID think like children (you could not trust them with even 1 loose dollar in the room). They were indeed distrustful of adults and often angry if they were forced to go to school, etc. but for the most part they were just BORED. They had NO fear. They had tried everything; stolen and wrecked cars, beating people up for no reason and seriously injuring people who got in their way or looked at them wrong. Because of all of the hype around spanking, she investigated this topic a bit with the parents of her charges. When their "sentence" was up and their parents would come to get them, she always asked them what forms of discipline they used at home. Most would admit to "talking firmly" and some had mentioned time outs, but when she asked about spanking, they ALL defended themselves, stating proudly that their children had NEVER been spanked (and junior would smugly agree and be proud of this fact as well). She told me indeed they actually WERE abused, mistreated, neglected, and abandoned by their parents. The way their parents had raised them WAS a kind of abuse, raising them to believe there would never be any real consequences for outrageously wrong behavior. They were certainly neglected! they were certainly abandoned! Many of the parents actually opted to leave the kids in the shelter long after the court-order was finished, but the shelter had to force those neglected teens right back onto their terrified old parents because as soon as the gullible care-takers found out they had been duped (these were NOT children being rescued from beatings and abuse) many of the care-takers quit and the shelter eventually had to close down. These kids will be ready for what they'll expect to be a very cushy prison stay in just a few short years.
This book is great! Apr 17, 2006
Surgenor nails it on the head with valuable insight and proof on why children (or juveniles) end up being the way they are. I believe in this book. This book has helped me to discipline my children in many ways. I even used it a few times (in place of my belt) to beat my son with.
Great book. Mar 20, 2005
This is a book every parent should read. Get your kids in line before they get out of line. I see too many parents who do not discipline their kids properly. In their family, the kids are the athority figure, doing what they want while the parents make excuses for them. Look up "backbone" on this site and buy one!