But corporal punishment is not going to resolve this problem.

Some code of criminal law, or some system of punishment is necessary to respond to crime

Medical treatment by corporal punishment

A stereoview card that was for sale on eBay. The seller titled it "Camp discipline? What kind of deal is this?". The man being paddled looks as if he could be much younger than the others, though it's hard to be sure. Presumably the picture is American, from the late 19th century (it has an "early days of photography" look about it) -- a reader suggests 1890s. Another reader, who claims personal experience of US hunting camps, suggests this sort of thing was not uncommon in the 1920s and not entirely unknown even more recently, though this picture is clearly much earlier. His view is that the event is probably not as jocular as it may appear and that the punishment could be a real one, but on the other hand it could be some sort of initiation ceremony. Either way, I haven't yet found any other corroboration of this tradition, if it is a tradition.

punishment is necessary to deter crime and the state has the prerogative to administer it;

Spanking is one form of physical or corporal punishment (Epoch 1)....

Opponents of corporal punishment make regular reference to the frequency and severity of physical punishments that are inflicted upon children. They suggest that corporal punishment "escalates into battering,"5 or at least increases the risk that those who punish will "cross the line to physical abuse."6

“In order for punishment not to be, in every instance, an act of violence of one or of many against a private citizen, it must be essentially public, prompt, necessary, the least possible in the given circumstances, proportionate to the crimes, dictated by the laws.”

Corporal punishment/spanking of children: Legal status

After years of researching and studying the effects of corporal punishment, the most popular theories stating that it is a harmful technique, were proven wrong....

Global Initiative - End All Corporal Punishment Of …

The fact that there are some parents and teachers who inflict physical punishment in an abusive way does not entail the conclusion that corporal punishment should never be inflicted by anybody. If it did have this entailment, then, for example, the consumption of any alcohol by anybody prior to driving would have to be condemned on the grounds that some people cannot control how much alcohol they consume before driving. Just as we prohibit the excessive but not the moderate use of alcohol prior to driving, so should we condemn the abusive but not the nonabusive use of corporal punishment.


I should point out that my parents fully endorsed corporal punishment because teachers were to be looked up to and obeyed, and what is wrong with that?

Corporal punishment in US schools

The American Public Health Association defines corporal punishment as "the infliction of bodily pain as a penalty for behavior disapproved by the punisher"(American Public Health Association)....

Corporal Punishment Sessions – The Governess – …

Secondly, modern society has alternative punishments available which were not used in Biblical times, and these make the death penalty unnecessary.

I now offer Corporal Punishment

Due to a few ‘crossed lines’ I have decided to add a new session type to my repertoire. I now offer Corporal Punishment. Many people have been in touch and requested Caning Therapy from me but don’t really want or need therapy they just want the punishment or want to punish their spouse/partner etc at the same price as I offer the therapy caning. This is not the same a Caning Therapy and in order to keep the therapy side of my service in the realms of therapy I think it is wise to distinguish between the two. A Corporal Punishment session is exactly that – you (or your spouse/partner/girlfriend etc) let me know what level of punishment you require and with what implement(s) – you may choose to tell me why you require punishment or not – and I will deliver.