Corrective Force Law and Legal Definition

Corrective force refers to the force used upon those over which an individual generally has guardian responsibilities. It is used to remove a dependent from a particular situation or to secure compliance with instructions. There is a distinction between corporal punishment, meant to punish, and corrective force, used to remove a child from a particular situation or to secure compliance with instructions. Teachers may use reasonable corrective force to remove children from classrooms or secure compliance with instructions. However, a teacher may not corporally punish students.