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The Bahamas

Bahamas annual returns 1937 - Juvenile offenders

Public Record Office: CO 23/625



Corpun file 5313

Bahamas annual returns 1937

[Notes added within the Colonial Office

note 5.3.38 Have Bahamas any provision as some Cols have prohibiting corporal punishment of children under 12?

note 12.3.38 By s.4 of the Bahamas Penal Code (Cap.60) a "Juvenile Offender" is defined as including "any offender who is proved to be or in the absence of legal proof to the contrary appears to the Court to be of and above seven years of age and under seventeen years of age" and it is provided by S.117(2) that "when a juvenile offender is convicted of any offence punishable by fine or imprisonment the court may, in substitution for or in addition to such other punishment sentence him to be whipped".

The Juvenile Offenders Act 1936 defines "child" as a person under the age of fourteen yrs (s..2) and lays down that "where a child or young person charged with any offence is tried by any court and the court is satisfied of his guilt the Court shall take into consideration the manner in which under the provisions of this or any other act or otherwise enabling the Court to deal with the case, the case should be dealt with ...... by ordering the offender to be whipped" (s..17)

note 14.3.38 "They seem to be rather fond of whipping juveniles in Bahamas but I cannot see anything in this report to which we should take exception"]

Return of cases of juvenile offenders year ended 31 Dec 1937
Legislative Authority in each case: S.117(2) of Ch.60

Age Sex Offence Sentence
14 M Begging 4 strokes with Tamarind rod
11 M Begging 6 strokes with Tamarind rod
- M Begging 6 ditto
- M Begging 6 ditto
14 M Begging 2 ditto
16 M Begging 8 ditto
8 M Assault & battery 2 ditto
16 M Ditto 5 ditto
- M Disorderly behaviour 3 ditto
12 M Ditto 5 ditto
14 M Ditto 8 ditto
16 M Rec. Goods under false pretences 8 ditto
16 M Ditto 4 ditto
12 M Failing to attend school 3 ditto
9 M Ditto 3 ditto
13 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 4 ditto
12 M Ditto 4 ditto
12 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
9 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
10 M Ditto 4 ditto
12 M Ditto 6 ditto
10 M Ditto 6 ditto
12 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
- M Gambling 6 ditto
- M Stealing 6 ditto
- M Stealing 6 ditto
- M Stealing 6 ditto
10 M Ditto 3 ditto
15 M Ditto 6 ditto
13 M Ditto 5 ditto
10 M Ditto 3 ditto
10 M Ditto 3 ditto
15 M Ditto 5 ditto
14 M Ditto 5 ditto
16 M Ditto 5 ditto
10 M Ditto 3 ditto
- M Ditto 5 ditto
14 M Ditto 5 ditto
14 M Ditto 7 ditto
14 M Ditto 6 ditto
15 M Ditto 4 ditto
16 M Ditto 8 ditto
12 M Ditto 6 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
- M Stealing 10 ditto
- M Stealing 10 ditto
- M Stealing 10 ditto
- M Stealing 10 ditto
16 M Ditto 12 strokes with Tamarind Rod and 1 year industrial school
11 M Ditto 6 years industrial school, 6 strokes with TamarindRod on admission and 6 strokes one month after admission
- M Ditto 6 strokes with Tamarind rod
- M Ditto 4 ditto
- M Ditto 4 ditto
- M Ditto 8 ditto
14 M Throwing stones 3 ditto
15 M Ditto 3 ditto
- M Ditto 2 ditto
- M Ditto 6 ditto
- M Wounding 6 ditto
- M Wounding 6 ditto
- M Gambling 10 ditto
- M Ditto 6 ditto
14 M Begging 4 ditto
- M Ditto 6 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
- M Ditto 6 ditto
- M Ditto 6 ditto
13 M Stealing 5 ditto
10 M Ditto 3 ditto
10 M Ditto 3 ditto
15 M Ditto 5 ditto
14 M Ditto 5 ditto
16 M Ditto 5 ditto
- M Ditto 5 ditto
14 M Ditto 5 ditto
14 M Ditto 7 ditto
14 M Ditto 6 ditto
16 M Ditto 8 ditto
12 M Ditto 6 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
- M Ditto 10 ditto
16 M Ditto 12 ditto
11 M Ditto 6 years industrial school, 6 strokes with Tamarind rod on admission and 6 strokes one month after admission
- M Ditto 6 strokes with Tamarind rod
- M Ditto 6 strokes with Tamarind rod
- M Ditto 8 ditto
- M Ditto 8 ditto
- M Ditto 3 ditto
14 M Trespass 4 ditto
- M Throwing stones 2 ditto
- M Ditto 6 ditto
15 M Ditto 3 ditto
14 M Ditto 3 ditto
12 M Failing to attend school 3 ditto
9 M Ditto 3 ditto
13 M Ditto 3 ditto
12 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
9 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
10 M Ditto 4 ditto
12 M Ditto 6 ditto
10 M Ditto 6 ditto
12 M Ditto 3 ditto
11 M Ditto 3 ditto
- M Receiving goods under false pretences 8 ditto
- M Disorderly behaviour 3 ditto
12 M Ditto 5 ditto
10 M Assault & battery 5 ditto
14 M Loitering 8 ditto

also: 4 adults by court order (instr. not specified)




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