Negative reinforcement, or "discipline" as you call it, is the absolute WORST way to control any behavioral issue. It only works marginally well for more intelligent animals. However, there are ALWAYS better altenatives to it.
All you will do in the case of a hedghog is cause it to fear you. The thought of trying to discipline a small fragile animal like a hedgehog makes me fear for it's safey.
What you need to do, is understand the root cause of the behavior. For example, maybe your hedgehog wants to be put down. It gets so anxious to be put down that it bites you. You don't want to be bitten again, so you put it down. You have rewarded it for biting you.
If you try to discipline it, you may frighten, annoy or even hurt it, but eventually you will put it down ...so it is ultimately rewarded for biting. The other things you do (disciplining it) will only teach it to bite you sooner and harder so that the handling session will end quicker.
Something you said really bothers me....
Originally Posted by ratgirl_fk
in my family even the animals aren't aloud to do certain things like bite or be vicious towards the people.
Most animals react to certain situations in an instinctual way. They often bite when they are made uncomfortable or feel threatened or afraid. Sometimes they bite out of affection.... You cannot use "discipline" to stop these types of behaviors. If you think you can, you are wrong.
Your expectations sound unrealistic. Animals aren't people and they aren't members of your family. If you have a problem with things like that, you probably shouldn't consider getting animals like hedgehogs, snakes, etc ...that occasionally bite.
Get an aquarium, or something along those lines. (but no Piranahs!!)