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(2) Brief extracts from a TV documentary showing an Australian mother spanking her daughters.
-- Canada: TV news item (April 2007) about a local school board that is offering parents lessons in how to spank their children.
-- Canada: TV news item on legal battles over parental CP.
-- United States: TV news report (Jan 2015) on a Florida father who called on the Sheriff's office to supervise the paddling of his 12-year-old daughter, a service which it turns out they are happy to provide. New!
-- United States: TV news report (Sep 2014) on the evolving state of parental spanking and different views on it.
-- United States: Father is filmed whipping his son with a belt.
-- United States: Father "wrongly accused of child abuse".
-- United States: Young men whipped by their relatives or other concerned adults. Five clips.
-- United States: When does discipline become a crime?
-- United States: Study: Spanking may not be all bad for children.
-- United States: Proposal to ban spanking in Massachusetts.
-- United States: Court upholds parental spanking.
-- United States: Spanking controversy.
-- United States: Man beat son with wooden paddle.
-- United States: Free paddles for parents.
-- United States: TV news item on controversy over woman who came into classroom and whipped her nephew (Feb 2007).
-- United States: "Would you whoop your kids?"
-- Argentina: Taekwondo belting.
-- Japan: Whipping custom at ancient festival.
-- Poland: 18th birthday spankings: Six clips.
-- Poland: Initiation beltings.
-- Romania: Sports team initiation.
In a dormitory somewhere in Romania, serious bare-bottom pain for a young man being initiated into a sports team.
-- Russia: Four films of initiation spankings for army recruits.
-- United States: Foot Locker commercial.
In a humorous advertisement for a chain of sports shoe shops, a young woman tries out various different sneakers with which to punish her boyfriend across the seat of his boxers. Part of our "Spank while you sell" feature on CP imagery in advertising.
-- United States: Fun paddlings.
-- United States: "Mikey Getting Paddled".
-- United States: Two spanking machines. Part of our feature The Spanking Machine: A Resilient Myth in Popular Culture.
-- Venezuela: Whipping of a girl.
-- Argentina: Unofficial pants-down whipping for teenage thieves.
-- Australia: News report, Feb 2013: Court case about the "Sharia" whipping of a Muslim convert.
-- Canada: Spanking by store-owner.
-- Iran: Three boys spanked in public.
-- Serbia: Unofficial paddling at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
-- South Africa: An unofficial whipping of alleged teenage rapists by vigilantes, filmed in 1999.
-- Switzerland: Army recruits get a belting, 2010.
-- United States: Man spanks young man who is supposedly his daughter's boyfriend after they allegedly had underage sex. Might be staged as a stunt.
-- United States: Vigilante gang charged with brutal spanking of alleged forger.
-- United States: Workplace spanking.
-- United States: Judge accused of paddling inmates.
-- United States: More on Judge Thomas.
-- United States: Another follow-up on ex-judge Thomas (April 2009).
-- Zimbabwe: Police recruits initiation.
-- Zimbabwe: Illicit caning of man and woman by police. New!
-- Unknown African countries: Community JCP -- Two clips.(1) A traditional village whipping.
(2) A disorderly mob whips a thief mercilessly.
--Various countries - 6 clips
Six scenes of extrajudicial or unofficial punishment in Mexico (3), Iraq (2), and Brazil (1). Some readers may find these scenes distasteful or harrowing.
-- Afghanistan: Flogged for escaping marriage.
-- Afghanistan: Woman flogged.
-- Colombia: Youth gets a public whipping on his legs as part of a tribal community punishment for murder (2008).
-- Colombia: More public whippings on the legs by tribal custom, this time of three FARC rebels for disturbing the peace.
-- Ecuador: Various offenders (male and female) whipped in public tribal punishment. Three clips.
-- Guatemala: Public corporal punishment: two clips.
-- Guatemala: TV news clip shows four youths aged 18-20 receiving a public whipping from their elders on the orders of the local tribal court, 2007.
-- Hong Kong: Demonstration in the prison museum of the A-frame and cane formerly used for judicial CP.
-- India: Police floggings. Six clips.
(1) News item (2007): two youths get an unofficial flogging by police in a city street.
(2) In a police station in the Indian part of Punjab (2010), a youth is punished with the "patta", more often seen in Pakistani Punjab.
(3) Two men flogged with canes (2013) in what appears to be an attempt to extract confessions.
(4) Three youths get a strapping by women police for sexual harassment.
(5) Five men severely caned outdoors.
(6) Arrested men are randomly whipped in the street.
-- Indonesia: Two video clips of public canings in Aceh province.
-- Indonesia: Unofficial public whippings -- two clips.(1) Five youths whipped on the bare back.
(2) A young thief gets a severe caning on his jeans.
-- Iran: Five video clips of public floggings.
-- Isle of Man: TV news footage from 1978.
-- Jersey: 53 years after being birched as a teenage criminal, an old man is interviewed about it. We also see the contraption used, still in storage after lying idle for 40 years.
-- Libya: Mass public whipping, 2013.
-- Malaysia: Three youths caned in open court.
-- Malaysia: 22-year-old drug trafficker gets whipping.
-- Malaysia: Company executive sentenced to caning.
-- Malaysia: Former policeman's appeal against caning sentence is rejected.
-- Malaysia: Two youngsters sentenced to caning.
-- Malaysia: Illegal immigrants caned.
-- Malaysia: Illegal immigrants caned.
-- Malaysia: Real JCP session.
-- Malaysia: Two more prison canings. Not suitable for squeamish viewers.
(1) Graphic footage of a different Malaysian judicial caning. Full-length version of a 10-stroke caning for which we previously had only an "edited highlights" version.
(2) Clip of a similar but different 10-stroke rotan punishment, discovered in 2014.
-- Malaysia: Furore over caning sentence on woman. Two clips.
-- Malaysia: Syariah (religious) caning. Two clips.
-- Mali: Public whippings -- two video clips.
-- Nigeria: Judicial whippings.
-- Nigeria: Caning ordered by local court.
-- Pakistan: Three public floggings.
(1) A brief silent glimpse of an official caning in front of a crowd of thousands under the Zia regime, c.1980.
-- Pakistan: More half-baked Taliban floggings (Feb 2010).
-- Pakistan: Eight clips of CP being administered by police in Punjab.
(1) In Punjab, half a dozen prisoners are disembarked from a police van and given a public paddling in the street.
-- Pakistan: Young woman receives public flogging from the Taliban.
An unofficial flogging in the Swat Valley makes international headlines in April 2009.
-- Peru: Four clips showing public whippings by the local community in the Cajamarca region.
(1) A young man and women are whipped for adultery.
-- Saudi Arabia: A public whipping.
-- Saudi Arabia: Part of Raif Badawi's flogging, Jan 2015. New!
-- Saudi Arabia: Mass falaka in prison.
Prisoners are seen being whipped on the soles of their feet. Not for squeamish viewers.
-- Singapore: TV news broadcast from 1994 on the vandalism case involving Michael Fay but also, shown speaking here, 17-year-old Andy Shiu Chi Ho, who was to be caned (6 strokes) two months after this appearance.
-- Singapore: Two German youths sentenced to caning for vandalism, March 2015. Three video reports. New!
-- Singapore: Video report (May 2014) about a caning sentence for rioting.
-- Singapore: Two video reports (July 2012).
-- Singapore: Video report (May 2012) on a caning sentence for a young rioter.
-- Singapore: Three video reports (June 2010) on Swiss vandal Oliver Fricker, his offences and his caning sentence.
-- Singapore: "Rapist gets 28 years jail and 24 strokes".
-- Singapore: Staged reconstruction of a judicial caning in prison, from an official government film.
-- Singapore: Two videos on the "AWOL soldier with gun" affair.
(1) September 2007: National serviceman Dave Teo, 20, is arrested with an accomplice.
-- Somalia: Two TV news reports of inept public floggings by Islamist militants.
-- Sudan: Public whipping of a woman for wearing trousers (Dec 2010). A very unpleasant scene, made worse by the stupid manner in which it is carried out.
-- Syria: Whippings by Islamist forces who have taken control of parts of Syria. Four films.
(1) May 2013: Two men publicly whipped while lying on the ground.
-- Uganda: A man and a woman caned in public.
-- United States: Judge Obermiller of Indiana explains his policy of ordering spankings for teen offenders (July 1962).
-- United States: Two news clips (June 2008) about a Texas judge who offers parents the option of paddling their youngsters in his courtroom.
-- United States: PBS TV interview (2011) (6 minutes) with Peter Moskos, who discusses his book advocating flogging as an optional replacement for imprisonment in certain cases.
-- Venezuela: Paddlings of prisoners.
-- Yemen: Three prisoners, at least one of whom is a woman, are seen being whipped.
-- India: Unofficial paddling.
-- Malaysia: Unofficial caning.
-- Sri Lanka: Caning of female army recruits during training.
-- Russia: Cossack soldiers whipped in Eastern Ukraine, 2014 (two clips).
-- Thailand: Young soldiers caned in front of their comrades. Two clips.
-- United Kingdom: Unofficial slippering for an army lad.
-- United Kingdom: Short item from cinema newsreel, 1948.
-- United Kingdom: A man describes getting the cane in the 1930s on a naval training ship.
-- Various countries: Five video clips of jocular class spankings.
-- Africa (country unknown): A schoolboy receives "six of the best".
-- Australia: TV news report (July 2014) about a government education expert who caused controversy by saying he supported CP in schools.
-- Australia: Segment (June 2007) from a factual TV programme for children about suggestions that school CP should be brought back.
-- Australia: TV feature compares past and present treatment of schoolboy misbehaviour.
-- Australia: Cricket legend Shane Warne describes being caned at school in the 1980s.
-- Bangladesh: Senior boys line up to be paddled in the classroom.
-- Canada: A real private-school paddling is caught on film in 1974.
-- China: Caning at martial arts academy.
-- China: Classroom canings: Nine clips.
-- Denmark: The cane, outlawed in 1967, is shown in the Danish School Museum.
-- Ecuador: Two senior students get strapped on the backside in class.
-- Ghana: Random mass schoolyard caning of secondary girls and boys.
-- Indonesia: Public flogging at an Islamic boarding school.
-- Iran: Senior school students caned on the hands.
-- Iraq: Senior school students strapped on the hands.
-- Ivory Coast: Secondary students whipped in school courtyard.
-- Japan: Canings at cycle racing school.
-- Kenya: Mass punishments of school students.
-- Malaysia: Four clips showing real-life schoolboy canings.
-- New Zealand: TV news item (2006) about a Christian school defying the legal ban on corporal punishment.
-- New Zealand: TV news item (2007) about another Christian school, which gets round the ban on corporal punishment by having parents come to the school to administer a paddling.
-- Nigeria: Two clips.
-- Pakistan: Schoolboy punishments. Eleven clips.
-- St Lucia: TV news report on the caning of a schoolboy, Sep 2009.
-- Saudi Arabia: A mass caning of 13 schoolboys, 2014. New!
-- Sierra Leone: A girl and two boys are caned in front of the whole school.
-- Singapore: Real-life footage of four formal, English-style school caning sessions. Three clips.
-- South Africa: Schoolboy posterial discipline.(1) Serious corporal punishment as a male student receives a vigorous formal caning.
(2) A large number of boys gets a whack on the backside in a light-hearted atmosphere. New!
-- South Africa: Mass caning of schoolgirls.
-- South Korea: Eight real-life clips of schoolgirls being caned or paddled on their bottoms.
-- South Korea: Eleven real-life clips of schoolboys receiving school discipline across the seat of their trousers.
-- South Korea: More schoolboy CP.
-- South Korea: 15-minute TV programme about corporal punishment.
-- South Korea: "Stick of love" ceremony at a boys' high school.
-- South Korea: Silent clip from a mobile phone of a schoolboy being whacked in fun.
-- Sudan: Classroom canings for secondary students. Three clips.
(1) A male secondary student is caned on the seat in a jocular classroom atmosphere.
-- Swaziland: Canings of girls and boys at a village school.
-- Taiwan: A student is paddled in front of his class at a junior high school, 2005, captured on a videophone.
-- Taiwan: High-school baseball coach severely punishes team members.
-- Taiwan: Eight clips of classroom CP.
(1) Three teen boys receive canings across their bottoms for mistakes in an English assignment.
-- Tanzania: Caning of young school students by a headmistress with a switch.
-- Thailand: A video of the caning of a boy in front of his class which attracted media attention in March 2013. With news item.
-- Thailand: A mass caning at a boys' boarding school, which provoked a media storm locally. With news item (Aug 2010).
-- Thailand: Jocular punishment in which schoolboys are made to cane each other in front of their class.
-- Thailand: Five clips of jocular schoolboy canings.
(1) At a Christian school, a lady teacher gives a student one stroke of the cane.
-- Thailand: Schoolboy canings of a more serious nature - seven video clips.
-- Thailand: Six clips of mixed boys/girls secondary school punishments.
(1) A number of students get the ruler on the hand.
-- Thailand: Eight clips of official schoolgirl canings.
(1) Half a dozen schoolgirls are caned on their buttocks.
-- Tonga: Mass caning by prefects.
-- United Kingdom: Bring back the cane?
-- United Kingdom: Bring back the cane.
-- United Kingdom: TV Nation (1994).
-- United Kingdom: TV coverage, 1970s. Two clips.
-- United Kingdom: Brief excerpt from a 1950s TV item about school caning.
-- United Kingdom: A three-minute TV item from 1996 in which a caning headmaster, and three caned boys, are interviewed.
-- United Kingdom: TV news report, 1999: A group of Christian schools take legal action against the ban on school CP.
-- United Kingdom: TV news report, 2002: Sequel to the above item. The Court of Appeal rejects a Christian school's claim that the ban on CP is a contravention of human rights.
-- United Kingdom: 25 years without the Scottish school tawse.
-- United Kingdom: 1982 TV news item about European Court of Human Rights ruling in the Scottish tawse case.
-- United Kingdom: TV news report, 2006: The Scottish school belt (tawse) rests in the museum; a local politician calls for it to be brought back.
-- United States: Real school paddlings caught on camera. Page 1.
(1) High school seniors get licks in the hallway.
-- United States: Real school paddlings caught on camera. Page 2.
(1) Two senior girls are paddled in class in a highly jocular atmosphere.
-- United States: School paddling in 1978. Two clips.
(1) A rare piece of historic actuality: four-minute extract from a 1978 TV documentary showing a high-school punishment session in Pennsylvania.
(2) A 1978 TV news item about a high-school paddling in a small Oklahoma town. One of the spanked students is interviewed.
-- United States: TV news report (Feb 2015) about an attempt to abolish school paddling in Tennessee. New!
-- United States: Four TV news reports (Nov 2014) about school paddling in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Texas.
-- United States: TV news report (Oct 2014) about a school paddling in Arkansas.
-- United States: Two TV news reports (Sep 2014) about school paddling in Texas.
(1) A mother complains that her seventh-grade son's paddling was excessive.
(2) A more general piece about paddling in certain East Texas school districts, and what people think about it.
-- United States: TV news report (June 2014) on the acquittal on assault charges of a paddling school principal in Mississippi.
-- United States: Birthday spanking at a High School in North Carolina causes controversy (May 2014). Part of the spanking is shown.
-- United States: TV news report (Apr 2014) with comments on a legislative attempt to ban school paddling in Missouri.
-- United States: TV news report (Mar 2014) on a newly created school district in Tennessee that has decided to introduce corporal punishment.
-- United States: Three TV news reports (Feb 2014) on school paddling issues.
(1) In Mississippi, a complaint about CP at a private school.
-- United States: Video report (Jan 2014) on a middle-school paddling case in Georgia.
-- United States: Video report (Oct 2013) on school paddling in Tennessee. One middle school that reinstated CP found that attendance rates rose significantly.
-- United States: TV news debate on school paddling (Sep 2013) arising out of the case of a mother in Alabama who objected to it.
-- United States: TV news report (June 2013) about a proposal to reintroduce the punishment paddle in a Texas school district that had abolished it five years previously.
-- United States: TV news report (Mar 2013) about a boy's paddling at a private school in Mississippi.
-- United States: Three TV news reports, February 2013.
-- United States: TV news report, November 2012: The current spanking situation in Tennessee schools. Some wish to abolish CP.
-- United States: Six TV news reports, September 2012.
-- United States: TV news report, July 2012: A school district in Tennessee decides that parents will be assumed to consent to CP unless they state to the contrary in writing (instead of the other way round).
-- United States: Two TV news reports, June 2012: A school district in Arkansas reintroduces corporal punishment after a lapse of several years.
-- United States: Three TV news reports, May 2012:
(1) A North Carolina school district abolishes corporal punishment, though many local parents would have wished it kept.
-- United States: TV news report, Mar 2012: A school district in North Carolina gives up the paddle after finding that it had the second highest number of spankings in the state.
-- United States: Two TV news reports on school CP, Feb 2012:
(1) Paddling is alive and well in some parts of Georgia. Statistics and interviews.
-- United States: TV news report, Jan 2012: Mother complains about school paddling of her son, even though she had given permission for it.
-- United States: TV news report, Dec 2011: Teacher accused of spanking in an SC district where CP is not permitted.
-- United States: TV news report, Nov 2011: Paddling practice of schools in a part of Louisiana.
-- United States: TV news report, Oct 2011: reactions to new law in North Carolina under which parents may exempt their students from CP.
-- United States: TV news report, Sep 2011: Paddling statistics and debate in South Carolina.
-- United States: Two TV news reports on school CP, August 2011:
-- United States: TV news report on school CP, June 2011: Developments in the continuing dispute over paddling at St Augustine High School, New Orleans.
-- United States: Three TV news reports on school CP from May 2011:
(1) New legislation proposed in Texas to limit school CP. A student describes his paddling.
-- United States: Two TV news reports on school CP from April 2011:
-- United States: Nine TV news reports on school CP from March 2011:
(1), (2) and (3) Three items about the latest developments at St Augustine in New Orleans.
-- United States: Five TV news reports on school CP from February 2011:
(1) Texas mother complains after son, 11, is paddled at school.
-- United States: Two TV news reports on school CP from December 2010:
(1) A fuss in Texas about two 17-year-old girls paddled for going to the toilet without permission.
-- United States: Three TV news reports from November 2010 about school paddling:
(1), (2) Complaints about a basketball coach spanking high school players with a belt in Jackson, Mississippi, where corporal punishment is not permitted by the school district. PLUS: actual footage of one of the beltings caught on camera.
-- United States: "New State Law Has Schools Rethinking Corporal Punishment", TV news report from N. Carolina, Oct 2010.
-- United States: Two TV news reports from September 2010 about school paddling:
-- United States: Two TV news reports from June 2010 about an attempt to reintroduce school paddling in Memphis, Tennessee.
-- United States: Four TV news stories from May 2010 about school paddling:
(1) A teacher in Dallas, where paddling was outlawed a few years ago, is campaigning for its return.
-- United States: Five school paddling news stories from April 2010.
(1) At a high school in Alabama, 17 students are paddled for inappropriate attire at the senior prom.
-- United States: Three school paddling news stories from March 2010.
(1) Teachers in an Arkansas school want CP to be brought back.
-- United States: School paddling news stories from Feb 2010.
(1) Yet another mother, this time in New Mexico, complains about her son's paddling at school.
-- United States: Substitute teacher gets involved in paddling prank: 2 clips.
(1) TV news segment from Tennessee (Dec 2009) about a strange case in which high school students negotiated to get swats instead of doing their work.
-- United States: Alabama father complains his sons' school paddlings were excessive.
Two brothers were paddled for chronic tardiness to school. Their father supports CP but believes the swats were excessive. The elder boy, 17, talks about his punishment. TV news report from Oct 2009.
-- United States: Corporal punishment banned in Ohio.
Local reactions to the abolition of paddling in Ohio (September 2009).
-- United States: Corporal punishment in Alabama.
A new report notes that paddlings are high in Alabama. A local TV report (Aug 2009) finds differing opinions, and interviews a school superintendent who says many parents support CP.
-- United States: Two TV news reports on an attempt to abolish school CP in Louisiana, June 2009.
-- United States: Corporal punishment in a Florida school district, June 2009.
While one Florida district decides to abandon the paddle, a news TV crew visits another district where CP is still used, but only at elementary level and only by parental request.
-- United States: Two TV news reports tied to archive news for May 2009.
-- United States: Three TV news reports tied to archive news for March 2009.
(1) A brief report on paddling in Oklahoma.
-- United States: Two TV news reports tied to archive news for Feb 2009.
-- United States: TV news report, Dec 2008: Corporal punishment is abolished in Columbia County, Georgia.
-- United States: TV news report, Nov 2008: A Texas woman complains about her son's paddling at school, even though she gave permission for it.
-- United States: TV news report, Oct 2008: Corporal punishment is illegal in Chicago schools, but it turns out that sports coaches at several schools there have been paddling students. There is a brief and distant glimpse of a paddling caught on security camera.
-- United States: A follow-up report (Dec 2008) on the above. Two coaches are fired for illegal paddling in Chicago schools.
-- United States: Paddling news from Missouri. Two TV news items from September 2008.
-- United States: Seven TV news clips about school paddling.
These 7 excerpts from news shows on various US TV channels (in Arkansas, Kentucky, N. Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas) all come from August 2008. They relate to various decisions to abolish or extend school CP and, in particular, use the publication of an anti-CP ACLU/Human Rights Watch report as a peg on which to hang coverage of CP practice in their area. Two clips include interviews with paddled students. Scroll down the page to find each clip in its context.
-- United States: Three excerpts from a TV documentary about a paddling school in Arkansas.
From a "fly-on-the-wall" TV series (Aug 2008) about schools and their principals, these clips show the process whereby errant students at an Arkansas high school may opt for a paddling in lieu of Saturday school. Two such punishments are heard on the soundtrack from inside the principal's office -- one paddling of a boy and one of a girl. The students who received them, and the principal, are interviewed.
-- United States: Three TV news reports from April 2008 on parents complaining about school paddlings.
(1) A Tennessee father is angry about his 11-year-old son's paddling at school.
-- United States: North Carolina mother complains about paddling (2 clips).
-- United States: Proposal to ban CP in Ohio schools.
-- United States: More on proposed Ohio CP ban.
-- United States: Paddling controversy.
-- United States: Middle school mass paddling.
-- United States: Unfair punishment of student.
-- United States: Interview with a Memphis teacher, May 2007, who says that the abolition of corporal punishment has failed.
-- United States: Follow-up to the above.
-- United States: Memphis, continued.
-- United States: Yet more from Memphis.
-- United States: Memphis update, May 2008.
-- United States: Members of the public are interviewed in Fayetteville, North Carolina, April 2007, on their views about corporal punishment in school in light of a bill to abolish paddling in the state.
-- United States: TV news report, 2007: Proposal to reintroduce paddling in Conway, Arkansas.
-- United States: Two TV news reports from North Carolina, 2007.
(1) A six-minute report (Nov 2007) includes an interview with a rural principal who believes the paddle is effective, and still uses it regularly.
-- United States: TV news anchor Shepard Smith describes getting paddled at his private school in the late 1970s.
-- United States: TV news report (2005) on unsuccessful efforts to get school paddling banned in a district of North Carolina.
-- United States: TV report (June 2007) from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
-- United States: TV report (August 2007) on a controversy over school discipline in Georgia.
-- United States: Two TV news reports on school paddling cases in 2005.
-- United States: Another TV news report (2006) on a mother complaining about school paddling, even though she had given permission for it.
-- United States: Yet another TV news report (2006) featuring a mother unhappy about her son's paddling at school, even though she had given permission for it.
-- United States: "Police: Coach ordered corporal punishment of player".
-- United States: Three TV news reports (2006) about school paddling. Two are about a mass paddling of boys by the football coach at a middle school in Mississippi. The other is a visit to Texas where a school principal has reinstated CP to general approval, and includes a boy and a girl submitting to demonstration paddlings for the camera.
-- Vietnam: Real-life corporal punishment of schoolboys in the classroom. Eleven video clips.
-- Vietnam: Mass canings of schoolgirls are caught on camera. Two clips.
-- Vietnam: Real classroom canings of girls and boys. Ten films.
-- Yemen: Mass punishment of students.
-- Zimbabwe: Caning of schoolboys.
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