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Chronological log of changes to this website

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20 November 2014:

- Historical press archive for 1648 to 1975 reorganised into three sections, as the page had grown too large. UK and USA are now separate pages.

- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various entries updated, plus 117 new entries, covering California (1), Georgia (1), Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), Tennessee (2), Texas (108).

- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): 5 new entries for Zimbabwe.

- 9 new video clips.

- 38 historical press items added to the archive for 1841 to 1963 -- 16 from the United Kingdom, 13 from the United States, and 9 from other countries.

- 26 new press items for 2014.

- Country files: New entry for Zambia (school CP).

- Country files: Updated entries for Canada (judicial/prison CP), Indonesia (judicial CP), Kenya (judicial CP), Malaysia (judicial CP), South Africa (school CP), United Kingdom (judicial CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (judicial CP), United States (school CP), Zimbabwe (school CP).

- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.


1 September 2014:

- Book review: Corporal punishment: Is it effective? An empirical study of school punishment records.

- Article on US school paddling greatly expanded, new pictures added, statistics updated.

- 22 historical press items added to the archive for 1834 to 1973.

- 21 new press items for 2014.

- Country files: New entries for Lebanon (school CP), Malaysia (domestic CP), Syria (judicial CP).

- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (judicial CP), Brunei (judicial CP), New Zealand (judicial CP), Nigeria (judicial CP), Singapore (reformatory CP), United States (judicial CP).

- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various entries updated, plus 50 new entries, covering Alabama (3), Arkansas (1), Georgia (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (3), Oklahoma (1), Texas (41).

- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): 3 new entries, covering Singapore (2), South Africa (1).

- 10 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Nigeria: man receiving caning by local court for sexual offence
  • Pakistan: mass outdoor caning of senior students
  • South Korea: 17 secondary boys caned in class
  • Syria: two clips showing public floggings
  • Thailand: schoolgirls caned for poor work
  • United States: a paddling for a young schoolboy


30 June 2014:
- 5 new images added to Picture Parade.
- 10 historical press items added to the archive for 1824 to 1958.
- 6 new press items for 2013.
- 22 new press items for 2014.
- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (judicial CP), Brunei (judicial CP), Malaysia (judicial CP), Nigeria (judicial CP), United States (judicial CP), US Virgin Islands (school CP).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various entries updated, plus 67 new entries, covering Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Florida (1), Georgia (4), Mississippi (2), Missouri (4), Oklahoma (7), Tennessee (4), and Texas (41).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 12 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • China: Technical school students punished with broomstick in class
  • India: Five men get severe police caning
  • Peru: Boy and girl publicly whipped for having sex
  • Poland: College lad gets an 18th-birthday belting
  • South Korea: A schoolboy is reluctant to bend over to be disciplined
  • Taiwan: Three young boys caned at the blackboard
  • United States: A father whips his son at school


31 March 2014:
- 11 new images added to Judicial and Prison CP pictures.
- 26 new press items for 2013.
- 11 historical press items added to the archive for 1914 to 1971.
- 2 historical press items added to the archive for 2011.
- Country files: Updated entries for Austro-Hungary (judicial and military CP), Jersey (judicial CP), Singapore (school CP), South Africa (school CP), Tanzania (judicial CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (school CP).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various entries updated, plus 6 new entries, covering Florida (2) and Tennessee (4).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 3 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:


31 January 2014:
- 10 new images added to Picture Parade.
- 25 new press items for 2013.
- 21 historical press items added to the archive for 1879 to 1974.
- 5 historical press items added to the archive for 1977 to 1992.
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various entries updated, plus 55 new entries, covering Alabama (2), Arkansas (24), Florida (1), Georgia (1), Idaho (1), Tennessee (3), Texas (23).
- Country files: New entries for Japan (judicial CP), Philippines (prison CP), Philippines (school CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Bangladesh (school CP), India (school CP), Iran (judicial CP). Malaysia (judicial CP), Maldives (judicial CP), Nigeria (judicial CP), Palestine (judicial CP), Singapore (reformatory CP), Sri Lanka (judicial CP), Swaziland (judicial CP), Swaziland (school CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (school CP).
- 9 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Australia: A mother spanks her young daughters
  • India: Youths get a strapping from women police
  • Peru: Three robbers bend over for community discipline
  • Poland: Two college lads take their 18th-birthday spankings together
  • Swaziland: Girls and boys caned at a village school
  • Thailand: Three boys caned at front of a rowdy classroom
  • Vietnam: Four secondary boys undergo a class paddling


30 November 2013:
- 33 new press items for 2013.
- 44 historical press items added to the archive for 1865 to 1973.
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various entries updated, plus 60 new entries, covering Alabama (1), Florida (1), Georgia (4), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (6), Mississippi (22), Missouri (18), North Carolina (2), Oklahoma (1), Texas (1).
- Country files: New entries for Yemen (school CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (judicial CP), Indonesia (judicial CP), Jamaica (school CP), Pakistan (school CP), Palestine (judicial CP), United Kingdom (judicial CP), United Kingdom (naval CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (domestic CP), United States (judicial CP), United States (prison CP).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 11 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • China: Girls and boys rulered on the hands
  • Indonesia: Youths publicly whipped for drinking
  • South Korea: Six whacks with a metre rule
  • Thailand: Light classroom caning for two boys
  • Thailand: Group canings in schoolyard
  • Vietnam: Students whipped with rubber hose
  • Yemen: Mass outdoor punishment


30 September 2013:
- 39 new press items for 2013.
- 27 historical press items added to the archive for 1871 to 1973.
- Seven new images added to Judicial and Prison CP pictures.
- Country files: New entries for Namibia (school CP), United Arab Emirates (school CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Malaysia (school CP), Qatar (judicial CP), Saudi Arabia (school CP), Singapore (judicial CP), Tanzania (school CP), Tonga (school CP), Trinidad & Tobago (judicial CP), United Kingdom (judicial CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (judicial CP), United States (school CP), Vietnam (school CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP), Zimbabwe (school CP).
- 13 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • India: Police-station caning for two men
  • Pakistan: Miscreants spanked with the "patta" in city street
  • Peru: Community whipping for using prostitutes
  • Sudan: Secondary boys get classroom caning
  • Syria: Public whipping of two men
  • Thailand: Three senior schoolgirls caned in front of class
  • Tonga: Mass caning by prefects at boys' boarding school
  • Vietnam: The metre rule for 14 girls and 11 boys
  • Zimbabwe: Group caning of junior high-school boys


28 July 2013:
- 35 new press items for 2013.
- 5 historical press items added to the archive for 1897 to 1934.
- 2 historical press items added to the archive for 1981 to 1985.
- 1 historical press items added to the archive for 2001.
- 11 new images added to Picture Parade.
- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (judicial CP), The Bahamas (school CP), Botswana (judicial CP), Iran (judicial CP), Jamaica (judicial CP), Malaysia (school CP), Maldives (judicial CP), United States (school CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various entries updated, plus 40 new entries, covering Alabama (1), Arkansas (2), California (2), Colorado (1), Florida (2), Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Kentucky (1), Maryland (1), Mississippi (4), Missouri (9), North Carolina (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (8), Pennsylvania (1), Texas (4).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): various entries updated, plus 10 new entries, covering Malaysia (4), Namibia (1), Singapore (3), South Korea (2).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 10 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Libya: Public whippings by Al-Quaida
  • Thailand: Schoolboy caning in the class
  • United States: Two students get a locker-room spanking in Louisiana
  • United States: Paddling scenes from 1978 TV documentary
  • Venezuela: Brutal police-station flogging


30 May 2013:
- 7 new press items for 2012.
- 10 new press items for 2013.
- Country files: Updated entries for Brunei (judicial CP), China (judicial CP), United States (judicial CP).
- Country files: New entry for Sudan (school CP).
- 6 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • South Korea: Secondary female caned in class (new improved version).
  • South Korea: A mass paddling at a boys' high school.
  • Sudan: In our first-ever school CP clip from Sudan, a senior boy is caned at the blackboard.
  • United States: A real college fraternity paddling.
  • Vietnam: Two girls and a boy receive class CP.


31 March 2013:
- External links (UK school CP): 12 new entries
- External links (US school CP): 16 new entries
- 13 new press items for 2012.
- Country files: Updated entries for Fiji (school CP), Jamaica (judicial CP), Jamaica (school CP).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 9 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Nigeria: Mass whipping of boys and girls.
  • Pakistan: College boys caned en masse.
  • Taiwan: A student bends over for a sharp paddling.
  • Thailand: Secondary girls caned in the classroom.
  • Thailand: A group of army recruits receive a caning.
  • United States: Senior girls are paddled in class.
  • United States: A teen boy gets a strapping from his uncle.


29 January 2013:
- 22 new press items for 2012.
- 8 historical press items added to the archive for 1919 to 1968.
- 5 historical press items added to the archive for 1977 to 1982.
- 1 historical press items added to the archive for 2008.
- 3 historical press items added to the archive for 2011.
- Country files: New entries for Australia (naval CP), Russia (judicial CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Bangladesh (school CP), Colombia (judicial CP), United Kingdom (school CP).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): 3 new entries, covering Oklahoma (2), Texas (1).
- 11 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Bangladesh: A classroom paddling for senior boys.
  • Colombia: Indigenous tribe conducts a public flogging on FARC rebels.
  • Mali: A young man and woman get a public whipping for sex outside marriage.
  • Taiwan: Schoolboys briskly caned at the front of the class.
  • Thailand: A secondary schoolgirl is caned.


4 December 2012:
- One new book review.
- 14 new images added to Picture Parade.
- 28 new press items for 2012.
- Country files: New entries for Colombia (judicial CP), Peru (judicial CP), Samoa (school CP), Thailand (military CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for South Korea (school CP), Tanzania (judicial CP), Tanzania (school CP), Thailand (prison and reformatory CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP).
- 13 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Iran: A public whipping for drinking alcohol.
  • Japan: Festival visitors whacked on the backside by masked monsters.
  • Peru: Community canings for both parties to adultery.
  • Singapore: A two-stroke formal classroom caning for a secondary student.
  • South Korea: Three senior secondary boys are vigorously caned in class.
  • South Korea: Schoolgirl caned for unpunctuality.
  • Taiwan: Boy bends over for punishment with a broomstick.
  • Thailand: Young soldiers caned in front of their comrades.
  • Thailand: Routine caning of morning latecomers to school.
  • Thailand: Secondary girl gets 13 strokes of the rattan, possibly in the school office.


31 October 2012:
- 25 new press items for 2012.
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various items updated, plus 30 new entries, covering Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Kentucky (1), Texas (26).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): various items updated, plus 8 new entries, covering Malaysia (1), Pakistan (1), Singapore (6).
- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (school CP), Botswana (judicial CP), Malaysia (judicial CP), United Kingdom (school CP).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Twelve new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Canada: Shopkeeper spanks failed robber
  • Mali: Public flogging by Islamist militants
  • Thailand: Boys and girls caned for arriving late to school
  • United States: Brief glimpse of father whipping son
  • United States: Young man illicitly spanked for underage sex, allegedly
  • Vietnam: Mass caning of boys and girls for failing exams


5 September 2012:
- Six new images added to Judicial and Prison CP pictures.
- 22 new press items for 2012.
- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (school CP), India (judicial CP), Malaysia (judicial CP), Singapore (judicial CP), Singapore (reformatory CP), Thailand (reformatory CP), Thailand (school CP), United Kingdom (school CP).
- Country files: New entries for Bhutan (school CP), Brazil (all CP), Ghana (school CP).
- Moved a video of unofficial JCP, incorrectly identified as being from Pakistan, to India page.
- Article on Singapore/Malaysia/Brunei JCP: statistics updated.
- Four new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Ghana: Random schoolyard caning of girls and boys.
  • Pakistan: Severe flogging with the police "patta".
  • Thailand: 20 schoolgirls get a rulering in the classroom.


23 June 2012:
- 27 new press items for 2012.
- 1 new press item for 2011.
- 11 historical press items added to the archive for 1900 to 1962.
- 9 new images added to Picture Parade.
- Country files: updated entry for Malaysia (judicial CP), South Africa (school CP), South Korea (school CP), United Kingdom (domestic CP), United States (judicial CP).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): various items updated, plus 21 new entries, covering Alabama (1), Mississippi (4), Missouri (11), Oklahoma (1), Tennessee (2), Texas (2).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): 5 new entries for Singapore.
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 8 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • China: Secondary students get a hard paddle swat at front of class.
  • Pakistan: Thieves spanked in public with the police "patta".
  • South Korea: 10 strokes in the classroom for an errant schoolboy.
  • Thailand: Two students caned by their lady teacher.
  • Vietnam: 10-minute mass classroom punishment of boys and girls.


24 April 2012:
- 12 new press items for 2011.
- Country files: new entry for Ivory Coast (school CP).
- Two new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:


29 February 2012:
- 8 new press items for 2011.
- 5 new images added to Judicial and Prison CP pictures.
- Created new illustrated Country files page on Australian JCP.
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): 17 new entries, covering Arkansas (4), Delaware (1), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), Missouri (3), Oklahoma (1), Texas (6).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): 3 new entries for Singapore.
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Three new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Ecuador: Young cattle rustlers publicly whipped.
  • Taiwan: Schoolboy paddled in class.


31 January 2012:
- 14 new press items for 2011.
- 17 historical press items added to the archive for 1903 to 1975.
- Article on Singapore school caning rewritten and expanded, new external links added, and transferred to its own separate page.
- Country files: new entry for Jersey (judicial CP).
- Country files: updated entries for Antigua & Barbuda (judicial and school CP), Australia (domestic CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (judicial CP), United States (school CP).
- Four new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Poland: Initiation beltings for army officers.
  • South Korea: Four male students caned in class.
  • Thailand: Solemn caning of a schoolgirl.


31 December 2011:
- 23 historical press items added to the archive for 1883 to 1969.
- 17 new press items for 2011.
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): 11 new entries, covering Alabama (1), Kentucky (1), Missouri (4), South Carolina (4), Texas (1).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): 1 new entry, covering Singapore (1).
- Country files: updated entries for Australia (judicial CP), Korea (judicial CP), Somalia (judicial CP), South Africa (school CP), Uganda (judicial CP), United States (judicial CP), United States (reformatory CP).
- 8 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Pakistan: A mass slippering of senior schoolboys.
  • Poland: A new football team member is welcomed with a severe whipping.
  • Saudi Arabia: Falaka (foot-whipping) in a prison.
  • Somalia: Incompetently administered public floggings.
  • Taiwan: Two high school students caned.
  • Vietnam: A large number of secondary boys paddled.


30 November 2011:
- 9 new images added to Picture Parade.
- 16 new press items for 2011.
- 22 historical press items added to the archive for 1869 to 1971.
- 3 historical press items added to the archive for 1976 to 1987.
- 1 historical press item added to the archive for 2004.
- New article in the Top CP schools series: The St John's schools of Canada.
- Country files: updated entries for Afghanistan (judicial and school CP), Canada (school CP), Ghana (school CP), Kenya (school CP), Nigeria (judicial CP), Pakistan (judicial CP), Palestine (judicial CP), United Kingdom (judicial CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (reformatory CP), United States (school CP), Vietnam (school CP), and Yemen (judicial CP).
- Country files: new entries for Ecuador (judicial CP) and Jamaica (reformatory CP).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 16 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Africa (country unknown): Public punishment of a thief.
  • Canada: A real school paddling from 1974.
  • China: Classroom paddlings.
  • Ecuador: Tribal whipping of youths.
  • Indonesia: Public canings at boarding school.
  • Pakistan: Caning in a police station.
  • Pakistan: Glimpse of a public flogging, c.1980.
  • United States: High school seniors get swats.
  • Vietnam: Mass caning of schoolgirls.
  • Yemen: Male and female prisoners whipped.


31 October 2011:
- 11 new press items for 2011.
- 11 new external links for school CP (countries other than UK and US).
- 4 new external links for other CP.
- Six new judicial/prison CP images.
- 14 historical press items added to the archive for 1890 to 1966.
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): 27 new entries, covering Arkansas (1), Florida (1), Georgia (3), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (3), Missouri (8), North Carolina (3), Texas (6).
- Online school handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): 2 new entries, covering Australia (1), Singapore (1).
- Six new CP cartoons.
- Country files: updated entries for Australia (school CP), Uganda (school CP), United States (reformatory CP).
- Country files: new entries for Pakistan (school CP), Sierra Leone (school CP).
- Article South Korea: Corporal punishment in schools expanded, updated and now fully illustrated.
- Article Corporal punishment in US schools updated and expanded; now includes mention of university/college paddling.
- 11 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Malaysia: Mass public caning of secondary boys.
  • Mexico: A soldier bends over in an office to be paddled.
  • Pakistan: Senior students receive a group slippering.
  • Poland: College boy gets an 18th birthday belting.
  • Sierra Leone: Outdoor caning of a girl and two boys.
  • South Korea: Severe classroom paddling for a secondary boy.
  • South Korea: Boarding school girls show their caning wounds.
  • Taiwan: Three teen boys are caned for poor work.
  • Thailand: Two students caned in the middle of a ball game.
  • United States: A "fun" paddle swat for a US soldier in Iraq.





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