This one might be a bit tricky to enforce:
The new offence would make it a crime to do anything that deliberately harmed a child’s “physical intellectual, emotional, social or behavioural development”.
This could include deliberately ignoring a child, or not showing them any love, over prolonged periods, damaging a child’s emotional development.
There are lots of reasons why a parent might not show their child love. Two that come to mind:
1) the parent is incapable of love
2) The parent is incapable of *showing* love
3) The child is a horrible monster who has erased any love the parent may have had
And as for harming the childs intellectual development… I wonder if that will include sending said children to madrassas or teaching them other anti-science rubbish such as creationism or anti-nuclear activism…
“In fact, we found some evidence of decreasing rates of some types of violent crime, namely homicide and assault,” said Dr. Robert Morris.