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Updated 20 November 2014

4,000 pages of factual documentation and resources
on corporal punishment around the world, updated from time to time

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- Video clips

NEW VIDEO CLIPS OF ACTUAL CP:


- School handbooks (with particular reference to Texas and Zimbabwe)


- The Archive - up to 1975

HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS:


- The Archive - 2014

SOME RECENT EVENTS:

  • Indonesia: Langsa stands out for its public canings
  • Kenya: Village drunks get 20 strokes of the cane
  • Malaysia: College student caned in open court for raping girlfriend (with graphic)
  • Nigeria: Boy, 16, gets 30 strokes for stealing phones
  • United States: North Carolina teacher reprimanded for birthday spanking (with video clip)
  • United States: Attempt to abolish paddling in Missouri schools fails
  • United States: A Tennessee school board decides to retain CP....
  • United States: ...while one in N. Carolina votes to abolish it
  • United States: Mississippi headmaster cleared of assault in paddling case (with video clip)
  • Zambia: Call for the restoration of school CP
  • Zimbabwe: Government asks teachers not to use CP, but does not remove it from statute book

- Country files


Blob 2014's NEWS ITEMS SO FAR IN FULL:

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- sorted by country

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Blob CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BOOKS

Book reviews page 1

  • The Canadian Regulation School Strap: How the strap was adopted, dispensed and ultimately banned, and why it is gone forever. Corporal punishment policy, practice, procedure, regulation, and world, judicial and parental CP influences by Harold A. Hoff

  • The Collector's Guide to the School Strap: Scotland, England Ireland, Canada, Australia & Others -- Second edition by Harold A. Hoff

  • Just and Painful: A Case for the Corporal Punishment of Criminals, by Graeme Newman
    (Full text of book available for free download)

  • Sons of the Brave: The Story of Boy Soldiers, by A.W. Cockerill

Book reviews page 2

  • The English Vice: Beating, Sex and Shame in Victorian Britain and After, by Ian Gibson

  • Caning: Educational Ritual, by Joseph A. Mercurio
    (Full text of book available for free download)

Book reviews page 3

  • When Caning Meets the Eighth Amendment: Whipping Offenders in the United States, by Daniel E. Hall

  • The Caning of Michael Fay: The Inside Story by a Singaporean, by Gopal Baratham (illustrated)

Book reviews page 4

  • The History of Corporal Punishment: A Survey of Flagellation in its Historical, Anthropological and Sociological Aspects, by George Ryley Scott (illustrated)

  • The Whip and the Rod: An Account of Corporal Punishment among all Nations and for all Purposes, by R.G. Van Yelyr (illustrated)

  • Child of the Happy Valley: A Memoir, by Juanita Carberry with Nicola Tyrer

Book reviews page 5

  • Red Hannah: Delaware's Whipping Post, by Robert Graham Caldwell (illustrated)

  • The Flogging of Singapore: The Michael Fay Affair, by Asid Latif

Book reviews page 6

  • Corporal punishment: Is it effective? An empirical study of school punishment records, by Harold A. Hoff

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Blob SOME ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM READERS

  • [14] The principal in one of your US school CP video clips says that paddling is an option only for boys. Isn't that unacceptably sexist?

  • [13] In which year was there the most CP of teenagers in UK schools?

  • [12] I am a little troubled by the reference to Eric Wildman, who, I assume, was a founder of your Organisation, in Ian Gibson's The English Vice, p.60.

  • [11] I sent in a news item. Why hasn't it appeared in the latest update?

  • [10] How do you decide what to include in the website? For example, does it include ALL available news items about corporal punishment?

  • [9] Is there any information on the incidence of crime in areas that have banned corporal punishment in schools, compared to those which haven't?

  • [8] Is it true that the UK school cane was applied to the hands more often than to the bottom?

  • [7] When and why did the cane replace the birch in England?

  • [6] Why are you so dismissive of research studies showing that the majority of violent criminals were subject to corporal punishment as children and that therefore corporal punishment of children should be avoided?

  • [5] My query is about the police administering corporal punishment. Was this considered a normal, everyday part of a policeman's duties? Did he sign up to it, as it were, when he joined the force?

  • [4] How did school corporal punishment vanish so fast in the UK? What was the European Union's role?

  • [3] Which US states still permit school paddling and which have banned it?

  • [2] I've heard mention of something called an Eton pop-tanning. What is or was this? (illustrated)

  • [1] I have to write an essay / speak in a debate about corporal punishment. Can you send me a full information pack as soon as possible?

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Blob ESSAYS AND OPINIONS
    Although this website contains mainly factual material, expressions of argument and opinion also have their place, provided they are clearly labelled as such. This section will, over time, develop some lines of argument from a variety of sources about different aspects of corporal punishment. The focus is on views not widely expressed on the Web -- within a pro-corporal punishment perspective, since arguments against corporal punishment overwhelmingly dominate the debate, on the internet as elsewhere.

  • Corporal punishment in general:
    Corporal Punishment by David Benatar, Philosophy Department, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Dr Benatar considers the CP of youngsters from a moral and ethical point of view. He makes several excellent points, tackling in turn each of several common anti-CP assertions -- that it leads to abuse, that it is degrading, that it either stems from and/or causes sexual deviance, that it "teaches the wrong lesson" (this bit is particularly good) -- and finds none of them especially persuasive. And how refreshing to have a distinguished academic point out that the debate is too polarised, with advocates and opponents alike typically adopting absolute black-and-white positions when common sense would suggest that the reality is a series of shades of grey. Well worth reading.

    Hate Mail!
    C. Farrell has an exchange of views with a hostile correspondent.

  • School corporal punishment:
    The High School Cane: a Eulogy, a thoughtful comment on the cane's usefulness and efficacy in keeping mischievous teenage schoolboys in order, with some reflections on its wider cultural significance. The author writes from personal experience and a lifetime's careful observation.

  • Judicial corporal punishment:
    C. Farrell's letter to a British politician, 1982 suggesting that you cannot sell the idea of judicial corporal punishment by concentrating exclusively on the deterrence argument, and discussing a number of legal and technical points that need to be addressed in any new proposal.

    blob For further arguments in favour of a return to judicial corporal punishment in the UK, see A fair price to pay, The Guardian, London, 14 March 1998.

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