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News items about corporal punishment, classified by country, type and month.

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Archive - 2004

Australia | Barbados | Botswana | Brunei | Canada | Dominica | Fiji | Ghana | Guyana | India | Ireland | Kenya | Jamaica | Malaysia | Myanmar | Nepal | New Zealand | Nigeria | Pakistan | Papua New Guinea | Philippines | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | South Africa | Sudan | Taiwan | Tanzania | Thailand | Trinidad & Tobago | Uganda | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | Zambia


Australia flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Domestic - February 2004
Discipline isn't enough (illustrated)
Baumrind child-rearing research summarised; posed photo of paternal spanking

Australia/Judicial - March 2004
MP willing to be caned to get corporal punishment back
Politician campaigning for return of judicial cane or birch

Australia/Domestic - May 2004
Teen beaten over letters
15-year-old girl strapped by father

Australia/Illicit - August 2004
Slap-happy doctor spanked teenage girl
Fined after punishing employee, 17

Australia/Schools - September 2004
Review may ban strap in schools
Victoria, where CP in public schools is already illegal, may extend ban to private schools

Coalition in call to bring back the cane
Politicians wonder if abolition was an over-reaction

Barbados flag BARBADOS

Barbados/Schools - August 2004
All for licks
Minister of Education agrees to recommendation to retain corporal punishment in schools

'Licking' for discipline
Columnist agrees that flogging is necessary but says it must be done in a controlled manner

Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Judicial - January 2004
Another crack-down against illegal immigrants
State Orders Probe in Flogging Incident
100 immigrants from Zimbabwe given 3 strokes of cane each

Chief calls for longer jail terms for stockthieves
And there must be corporal punishment to discipline youth, he says

Botswana/Schools - January 2004
Reintroduction of corporal punishment welcome
MP says that school heads will be empowered to cane

Botswana/Judicial - February 2004
Zim ambassador concerned about 'Xmas' remarks
Diplomatic row over mass caning of Zimbabwean illegals

Migrants' Rights Grossly Violated
Zimbabwe press takes dim view of public floggings

Botswana/Judicial - May 2004
Sechele elders to cane criminals
Village meeting decides on corporal punishment for juvenile delinquents

Zims prefer the whip to prison court, president says (illustrated)
It's not only Zimbabweans who are caned, say authorities; round-up of illegal immigrants is pictured

Botswana/Schools - May 2004
Parents order whipping of Masunga SSS students
Five lashes each for senior boys after parental consultation

Administer corporal punishment with consideration
School caning administered too liberally and arbitrarily, says letter-writer

Botswana/Judicial - June 2004
Man Receives Strokes For Stealing From Score (illustrated)
Shoplifter, pictured with trousers off being escorted by court official, is let off with caning only, as he has no previous convictions

Botswana/Judicial - August 2004
Moatlhodi lands in trouble over figures
Bill in Parliament gives magistrates power to order caning

Zim condemns 'primitive' flogging
Neighbouring Zimbabwe still whingeing about its nationals getting the cane

Botswana Proposes More Flogging, Less Jail
Wider powers sought to cane male offenders under 40

Botswana defends flogging thieves
Further exchange in diplomatic row with Zimbabwe

Swift justice: Is flogging in Africa out-dated?
Divided views in BBC poll

Corporal Punishment is Not the Answer
Human rights body is against CP, opposes new bill

Botswana/Judicial - September 2004
Court president defends flogging
Most effective way of curbing crime for men under 40, he says

Court jails Makgophana man to three years for indecent assault
And four strokes of the cane for 33-year-old

Botswana/Judicial - October 2004
Robber's hopes of returning to class dashed
10 years' jail and 24 strokes of the light cane each for two, aged 18 and 20

Botswana/Judicial - November 2004
Mogae to officially hand Seepapitso to Bangwaketse
Paramount chief says he'll administer CP to wayward youth to keep them out of prison

Botswana/Schools - November 2004
Research blames corporal punishment for school drop-outs
University researcher complains about stick-wielding teachers

Botswana/Judicial - December 2004
Penal Code (Amendment) Bill discriminatory - MPs
'Garden boy' remark attracts MP's attention
Inclusion of females might lead to tampering with the Constitution
Parliament discusses extension of judicial caning

A Botswana chief of a different gender
Female tribal chief says she frequently orders caning of offenders

To flog or not to flog women?
Debate rages over possible inclusion of females in new JCP law

Brunei flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - January 2004
7 years, 12 strokes for ex-army man
Heavy punishment for robber, 24

Jail, Strokes For Thieving Malaysian Youth
Three years and 3 strokes of cane for 19-year-old housebreaker

Brunei/Judicial - February 2004
Brunei Imposes Caning On Immigration Offenders
Follows Singapore and Malaysia in extending JCP to immigration offences

Thai gets whipping under new act (illustrated)
44-year-old, pictured, is first to be caned under new immigration law

Huge crowds at Royal leadership exhibition (illustrated)
Yet another whipping demonstration is pictured - and this time visitors get the chance to try their hand

Brunei/Judicial - March 2004
Teen gets 6 months, 2 strokes of cane
17-year-old stole to get money for drugs

Six immigration offenders await whipping (illustrated)
Illegal immigrants are pictured being rounded up in raid

Foreigners whipped for illegal entry
Two twentysomethings get three strokes each

Indonesian jailed, caned for string of offences
15 strokes for burglar, 36

Brunei/Judicial - April 2004
Fifty Days Grace From Caning For Illegal Immigrants In Brunei
After 12 June they will get three strokes of the rattan

Brunei/Judicial - May 2004
Anti-drug talk at Dato Basir Primary School (illustrated)
Schoolkids, pictured, made to watch caning of dummy, pictured

Anti-drug talk at Sekolah Rendah Pulaie (illustrated)
Yet another caning demonstration, pictured

Caning To Be Enforced In Two Weeks Time
Overstaying foreigners reminded to get out of the country or receive three strokes of the cane

Brunei/Judicial - June 2004
Midnight raid nets offenders (illustrated)
Illegal immigrants are pictured being rounded up; two sentenced immediately to caning

Cane Locals Abusing Immigration Laws As Well Say Lawyers
Three months' jail and three strokes each for two

India and Pakistan protest as Brunei flogs migrant workers
Caning of illegal immigrants causes diplomatic flap

PR gets 10 years, caning for theft
Thief aged 29, with 12 previous convictions, also gets 12 strokes of the cane

Brunei/Schools - June 2004
Call to stop harsh penalty in schools
Education ministry says corporal punishment no longer tolerated

Brunei/Judicial - August 2004
Jail, cane for assaulting policeman
Three strokes plus jail and fine for 22-year-old

Foreign fugitive caught napping at squatter house (illustrated)
40-year-old illegal immigrant, pictured, gets a year's jail and three strokes of the cane

Brunei/Judicial - September 2004
3 foreigners netted in raids
Three strokes of cane for illegal immigrant, 30

Brunei/Judicial - November 2004
Indian Overstayer Jailed And Caned
25-year-old gets three strokes of the cane

Sex offenders face tough new laws
Up to 24 rattan strokes for certain offences

Brunei/Judicial - December 2004
Child Kidnapper Gets Seven Years And Three Strokes
Caning for 38-year-old who abducted small girl

Malaysian Man Jailed And Caned For Smuggling Meat
Three strokes for illegal immigrant, 20

Tough new laws for deterring human traffickers
Whipping now specified for numerous further offences

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Domestic - January 2004
Top court upholds spanking law (with cartoon)
Spanking ruling correct compromise
"Don't forget to keep it transitory and trifling!" (cartoon)
Spanking new
La Cour suprême permet la fessée, mais trouve déraisonable de frapper un enfant à la tête! (cartoon)
Supreme court judgment on spanking, and reactions to it

Canada/Schools - January 2004
The Day I Was Whacked
Columnist recalls getting the strap in the 1960s

Ban hits home with educators
Implications of new court ruling for school strapping

Canada/Domestic - February 2004
Spanking poll backs ruling
Applause for court decision on spanking
Supreme court's "carry on spanking, within reason" judgment seems to be popular

Canada/Schools - February 2004
Supreme Court takes strap out of teachers' hands
Alberta school boards still using CP will have to change their policies

Canada/Domestic - March 2004
Smacking adults
Columnist welcomes court's OK for parental spanking

Canada/Illicit - August 2004
Manitoba parents seek end to hazings
Ninth-grade boys paddled on buttocks; 'School Daze' film blamed

Canada/Schools - November 2004
Peace Wapiti scraps strap
Last district in Alberta to abolish CP

Dominica flag DOMINICA

Dominica/Schools - June 2004
Dominica Urged To Stop Child Corporal Punishment
Critical report from UN committee

Fiji flag FIJI

Fiji/Schools - June 2004
Retirees back corporal punishment
Retired teachers call for reinstatement of school CP

Fiji/Schools - August 2004
Teacher beats 30 students
Parents complain of illegal punishment

Teachers address rights
Teachers' union warns members against using CP

Fiji/Judicial - October 2004
Ten years for robbery
And six strokes of the cane for 25-year-old

Prisoners receive stroke: Taoka
Caning is necessary to control crime, says Prison Commissioner

Ghana flag GHANA

Ghana/Schools - June 2004
Banning of corporal punishment has contributed to indiscipline
Bring it back, say parents

Ghana/Schools - December 2004
Re-introduce corporal punishment in schools -- opinion leaders
Chiefs and citizens' representatives want caning brought back to instil discipline

Guyana flag GUYANA

Guyana/Schools - March 2004
St Margaret's teacher 'sternly warned' for beating pupil
She beat six-year-old on numerous occasions

Corporal punishment in schools
Ministry's handling of CP allegations "nothing short of disgraceful"

Minister should clarify declaration she signed on corporal punishment
Reader puts questions about school canings

Here is what they're saying
Members of the public speak up for school CP

Guyana/Schools - April 2004
A manual of guidelines for the maintenance of discipline has been distributed to all schools
Government sets out rules for corporal punishment

Guyana/Schools - June 2004
Keep corporal punishment in schools -- workshop
'National Workshop on Discipline without Beating' decides CP should be retained

Christian forum urges retention of corporal punishment in schools
But it must be lovingly and sparingly applied

Thy rod and staff discomfort me
Teachers lament breakdown in discipline

India flag INDIA

India/Schools - January 2004
Spare the rod, says draft law
Legislation being prepared to ban school CP throughout India

India/Schools - February 2004
HC strikes gavel against school caning
CP banned in West Bengal state schools

Order on child caning hailed
Prohibition "welcomed by students, teachers and parents"

Bill banning caning in schools is ready
School CP ban for the whole of India is in the works

Corporal punishment: Parents to move court
Headmistress to be sued for CP of whole class

India/Judicial - July 2004
Man flogged publicly for sexual assault on daughter
Unofficial village court decides on summary punishment

India/Schools - September 2004
No corporal punishment in schools
Caning is now a no-no in Orissa ....

Sparing the rod in West Bengal
.... and in and around Calcutta

Ireland flag IRELAND

Ireland/Schools - November 2004
School fury over beatings 'slur' forces McFadden video recall (illustrated)
Pop hit refers to being beaten by Christian Brothers, but singer (pictured) was aged only 2 when CP was abolished

Jamaica flag JAMAICA

Jamaica/Judicial - June 2004
Chewing gum and other sticking points in the quest for law and order (with cartoon)
Writer ponders Singapore-style solution to crime wave; cartoon of public flogging

Jamaica/Schools - August 2004
Always learning, still teaching
Education consultant, a highly respected intellectual, supports caning of difficult schoolboys

Kenya flag KENYA

Kenya/Schools - May 2004
Ps Decries Abuse in Schools
Corporal punishment still being meted out despite government ban, claims official

Kenya/Schools - June 2004
Tension grips school after stand off
Headmistress is "noted for caning" at embattled girls' school

Kenya/Schools - July 2004
State Urged to Lift Ban On Caning
Politician says abolition has occasioned gross misconduct and indiscipline

Kenya/Schools - August 2004
Bring Back the Rod And Save the Child
Newspaper editorial joins in clamour for return of school CP

Return of the Cane is Ruled Out
Government is adamant and says teachers flouting caning ban will be prosecuted

Rethink the Ban on Caning
Newspaper editorialist calls for compromise of humane CP

Kenya/Schools - November 2004
Students Protest Caning in School
Their whip marks show CP still in use although legally banned

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - January 2004
Caning mulled for illegal bike racers
Police are studying proposal

Former driver jailed for rape in bus (illustrated)
34-year-old, pictured, jailed for 12 years and ordered to receive 7 strokes of the cane

Cane and deportation for 168 illegals (illustrated)
161 men, some of whom pictured, will all receive a stroke of the cane

Divided on public flogging
Different views on proposal to flog child rapists in public

Security Guard Gets 20 Years' Jail, 24 Strokes For Rape Of Nurul Huda (illustrated)
47-year-old, pictured, sentenced in case which outraged the nation

'Make rape-related laws more effective'
Former Court of Appeal President doesn't support public flogging

Public flogging for sex offenders has its merits
It would have to be shown on TV, writes commentator

Amended law coming into effect soon to whip senior citizen rapists
No more immunity from caning for men over 50

Malaysia/Judicial - February 2004
Mixed reaction to caning move
Proposal to cane rapists over 50 is controversial

Auxiliary constable jailed 40 years for incest (illustrated)
His brother, 39, pictured, gets 16 years plus six strokes of rotan

Africans in 'black money scam' jailed
And both to be whipped once

Malaysia/Schools - February 2004
School Discipline: Sarawak School Shows The Better Way (illustrated)
Caning school, pictured, is role model

Malaysia/Judicial - March 2004
54 years and 24 strokes for rapist dad
49-year-old raped daughter 16 times

Ex-convict gets the maximum (illustrated)
20 years and 24 strokes of the cane for rapist, 26, pictured, already jailed and whipped previously

Rotan and jail for ex-cop guilty of sodomy (illustrated)
27-year-old, pictured, gets 23 years in jail and 10 strokes of the cane

Malaysia/Schools - March 2004
Spare the rod?
80 per cent of teachers agree that persistent troublemakers in school should be caned

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2004
Can the law curb rape cases?
Differing views on introducing public caning

Teenager gets 12 years and six strokes for rape (illustrated)
Boy, 19, pictured, had sex with 13-year-old girl

Man with drugs escapes death
38-year-old has served jail sentence but must return to prison to receive 10 strokes of rotan

Indonesian jailed 10 years for illegal firearm (illustrated)
26-year-old, pictured, also gets three strokes of rotan

Malaysia/Judicial - May 2004
36 years' jail, 20 strokes rotan for sodomising two children
Heavy penalty for 21-year-old who attacked young boys

Cabby gets rotan, 20 years for rape (illustrated)
Eight strokes for 30-year-old, pictured, who attacked young woman in back seat of his taxi

100 foreigners jailed for illegal entry (illustrated)
Of whom 86 men, some pictured, also sentenced to a stroke of the cane each

Man gets 36 years and whipping for raping 15-year-old girl (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, has three-stroke caning increased to nine strokes on appeal

45 years' jail for attempted rape (illustrated)
Man, 47, pictured, also to receive nine strokes of the rotan

Whipping Demo In Schools To Instil Awareness Among Students -- Noh
Prison department embarks on caning roadshow

Indon gets 54 years for rape (illustrated)
Lorry driver, 33, pictured, also to receive 15 strokes of the rotan

Striking fear into hearts of most hardened criminals
'Flogging Officer Number 1' talks about his job

Caning demonstrations: Loud and clear message (illustrated)
Students are shown whipping of dummy, pictured

Students get a 'painful' lesson on crime (illustrated)
Another picture of caning demonstration in progress

Two padi farmers jailed for raping underage girl (illustrated)
24-year-olds, pictured, get six strokes of rotan each

KL stops whipping demos after complaints
Human rights body says caning demonstrations for schoolkids are counterproductive

Malaysia/Schools - May 2004
Caning in schools fully justified
Bring back the rod to classrooms, writes father, who will not complain if his children are caned

Headmistress faces demotion
She attacked male teaching colleague with her cane

Education Ministry has no objections to caning pledge, says Hishammuddin
School will make pupils sign pledge to accept caning if they offend

Malay daily highlights two educational issues
'Caning pledge' idea supported by parent-teacher association, could become a model

Wrong to cane girls
Caning may be a necessary evil but please restrict it to boys, asks reader

The swoosh factor
School students discuss caning

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2004
Nursery operator's husband gets 15 years and five strokes for rape of girl (illustrated)
34-year-old offender is pictured

342 illegal immigrants jailed (illustrated)
Several of them get caning; some are pictured arriving at court

Angry Malaysians want thieves caned
Public panic over street crime

Bomoh gets 13 years, rotan for miscalculated sexual adventure (illustrated)
Four strokes for 'medicine man', 38, pictured

Prison department leaves out exhibits on whipping
Rotans, dummy convicts and pictures of bleeding buttocks no longer allowed to be displayed

Indonesian jailed for illegal possession of firearms (illustrated)
Culprit, 40, pictured, also gets six strokes of the cane

Malaysia/Schools - June 2004
Girls are as bad as boys
They should be caned too, argues reader

Is caning the answer to indiscipline?
Yes, say former school principals

Caning should not be the answer
The rules are being ignored, says a reader

Malaysia/Judicial - July 2004
Farmer gets 20 years, whipping for rape (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, ordered to receive 8 strokes

Mindef clerk gets 28 months, seven strokes for cheating
Civil servant, 31, defrauded his department of funds

Malaysia/Schools - July 2004
Carrots and cane at mission schools
'Six of the best' in front of assembly recalled

Boy caned because of unfinished homework (illustrated)
Student, 15, shows welts on calf and back

Malaysia/Judicial - August 2004
Rape case: A whopping 75 years' jail for stepdad
40-year-old is also sentenced to a whopping 50-stroke whopping

Malaysia faces rising problem of illegal immigrants
18,000 of them have been caned in past two years

Whip illegals and send them home
Columnist wants to see them caned before deportation, otherwise they will just return

Van driver gets 10 years for rape (illustrated)
And three strokes of rotan for 32-year-old, pictured

Waiter Jailed 11 Months For Illegal Entry, Possession Of Fake IC (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, also ordered to be caned

Director gets jail, rotan for cheating
Businessman, 36, given six years' jail and 8 strokes of the cane

Malaysia/Judicial - September 2004
Two teens sent to rehab school for rape
One of them, aged 18, also gets a caning

60 years and rotan for rapist father
24 strokes of the cane for 49-year-old

Man gets eight years for possessing heroin
24-year-old also ordered to have 20 strokes of the rotan

Rape: Court dismisses man's appeal for revision of sentence (illustrated)
Confusing headline: text says rotan strokes reduced from nine to three for culprit, 47, pictured

Man from China gets RM50K fine for illegal fishing (illustrated)
Plus jail and cane stroke for 27-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - October 2004
Militant gets 10 years' jail for possessing arms
Would-be Islamic terrorist, 'threat to national security', will also be given 18 strokes of the rotan

'Wish we could publicly cane illegals' bosses'
Frustrated Minister wants courts to cane employers of illegal immigrants

Incest: 20 more years for driver
20 years and 12 strokes of rotan added to his existing sentence of 73 years and 46 strokes of rotan

Snatch thieves belong in prison (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, loses his appeal against sentence including six strokes of the cane

Jailed eight years, five strokes of cane for raping his sister
21-year-old convicted of incest with sister, 15

Unanimous call for harsher penalties to curb crimes
Protesters call for mandatory whipping for robbers

Malaysia/Judicial - November 2004
Youth gets jail, rotan for incest
Three strokes for 18-year-old who assaulted young sister

Pinoy migrants used by Malaysian politicians
Deported illegal immigrants confirm they've mostly been caned

Security guard jailed, whipped for raping 10-year-old girl
24 years in jail and 12 'whippings' [sic] for culprit, 25

Malaysia/Judicial - December 2004
Man gets life for armed robbery (illustrated)
49-year-old, pictured, also ordered to receive six strokes of rotan

More Than 18,000 Illegal Immigrants Whipped
6,000 canings a year for entering country without valid documents -- most got one stroke

12 years' jail, rotan for sex with minor (illustrated)
Rapist, 26, pictured, gets four strokes

Suhakam unhappy illegals being whipped
Local human rights body doesn't think caning deters immigrants

Syabu man gets seven years
And ten strokes of the cane for 36-year-old

The measure of their lives is a prison cell
60 people are serving "life means life" in jail, of whom 49 also sentenced to caning

Ex-con sent back to jail for snatch theft
Handbag snatcher, 31, previously whipped, gets 20 months in jail and five strokes of rotan

Myanmar flag MYANMAR (Burma)

Myanmar/Schools - June 2004
Getting the cane (illustrated)
Controversy over classroom punishments; posed picture of schoolgirl holding hands out for rulering

Nepal flag NEPAL

Nepal/Judicial - July 2004
Kangaroo Courts Hold Sway in Nepal Hinterland
Parallel courts in rural areas dispense 'rough and ready justice' including public thrashings


New Zealand/Schools - November 2004
Call for return of corporal punishment in schools
Political party delegates want caning back, but leadership rules it out

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - January 2004
'Pregnant girl's rights need to be protected'
15-year-old rape victim sentenced to 100 lashes

Niger Delta Youths Dethrone King With 60 Strokes of Cane
Local ruler ambushed and caned

Nigeria/Judicial - March 2004
Sex offender won't be stoned: Boys convicted, caned
Six strokes each for three young boys who allowed themselves to be sodomised

Nigeria/Judicial - May 2004
Nigerian state considers punishment for drinking
Muslims to be whipped and Christians jailed

Pakistan flag PAKISTAN

Pakistan/Schools - January 2004
CS against corporal punishment
Regional government wants to wipe out caning in Punjab

Corporal punishment banned in NWFP
North West Frontier Province follows the trend

Pakistan/Schools - February 2004
St. Patrick's -- Alma Mater to the Great and Good
Country's President got "sound caning" at elite Karachi school, but CP there stopped in 1998


Papua New Guinea/Schools - July 2004
Spare the rod -- and watch PNG implode
Prime Minister calls for reintroduction of tough punishment for errant students; editorial recalls "visits to the headmaster for a sound flogging"

Philippines flag PHILIPPINES

Philippines/Schools - February 2004
Corporal punishment banned
Education authorities ban school CP in one province


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - March 2004
Boys Flogged
Eleven male students lashed in front of girls' school on order of the court

Jail for Black Magic
Man also to be given 600 lashes for bewitching girl

5 Years Jail, 2,250 Lashes for Bank Robber
Bank manager stole from his own bank

Lashes for Blasphemy
Expat to receive 600 lashes in 12 instalments

Teacher Given Jail Term, Lashes for Blasphemy
Students claimed he taught them immoral doctrines

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - May 2004
Jail and Lashes for Misuse of Camera
Two young men took pictures of girl, one gets 30 lashes, the other 40

Rania's Husband Gets Six Months' Jail, 300 Lashes (illustrated)
Man, pictured, to be flogged for beating up his TV presenter wife, pictured

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - July 2004
TV star pardons abusive husband
Not clear whether or not he received his lashes

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - August 2004
Youths Flogged for Rioting
42 youths kept in reformatory for 25 days before receiving lashes

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - November 2004
Chief Justice Should Intervene
Columnist highlights disparities in flogging sentences

Police 'lash' teacher who hit girl with shoe
She gets 10 lashes in front of her students

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - December 2004
Rights Body Hits Out at Prison Conditions
Female prisoners complain of whippings

Teenagers flogged
Two boys caned for Osama bin Laden graffiti


Singapore/Judicial - January 2004
Floating box ruse doesn't help illegals (illustrated)
Five caught swimming here get jail, cane
Five illegal immigrants, two of whom are pictured, sentenced to four strokes of the cane each

Wife-slasher gets 8½ years' jail and 18 strokes (illustrated)
46-year-old culprit is pictured

Singapore/Schools - January 2004
Wee: How the rotan changed my life
Former President describes classroom caning in 1927

Singapore/Judicial - February 2004
Fatal stabbing of groom-to-be: Jail, caning for four
Twenty-somethings all to be caned after disco brawl

Singapore/Judicial - March 2004
Jail, caning for bogus cop who robbed prostitutes
31-year-old gets the maximum of 24 strokes, plus 7 years in prison

Man gets 4 years' jail and caning for molesting 10-year-old boy
Culprit, 43, dragged 10-year-old into toilet cubicle, gets four strokes of cane

Singapore/Judicial - April 2004
Co-owner of Storm Pictures jailed for drug trafficking (illustrated)
Impresario, 30, pictured, is also given five strokes of the cane

Singapore/Schools - April 2004
More students, parents want the principal back (illustrated)
Popular headmaster, pictured, must resign after hitting girl with a book

Singapore/Judicial - May 2004
Man who kidnapped journalist gets life term, 24 strokes (illustrated)
45-year-old, pictured, narrowly escapes gallows

Singapore/Schools - May 2004
Go ahead, cane wayward students (illustrated)
Poll shows 70% favour school CP; teacher with cane is pictured

Terrors who test teachers' patience
Educators quizzed in wake of row over principal who hit girl

Girls behaving badly
Bad boys get the cane so why not girls too; some disobedient girls are interviewed

Schools here managing discipline fine: Tharman
Education minister seeks to cool down raging debate over kids' behaviour

Wield the cane? Our students are not that bad (illustrated)
Discipline problems are actually if anything declining; teacher's cane is pictured

'Discipline has not improved much'
Retired education officials sceptical of claims that all is well in schools

Student thieves strike during PE
Five boys given public caning; one is interviewed afterwards

When hands are tied by defiant girls
Teachers' union says girls know all too well they can't be caned

Punishment rules won't change for defiant girls
Government rejects suggestion of caning girls

Singapore/Domestic - June 2004
Try discipline with love (illustrated)
Education Minister is pictured with his three sons, whom he spanks, but has not yet had to use the canes he keeps in a cupboard

Singapore/Judicial - June 2004
20 years, 21 strokes for robbing and attacking elderly vagrant (illustrated)
37-year-old thug, pictured, has already had jail and 24 strokes of cane in the past

Singapore/Judicial - July 2004
Snakehead responsible for 80% of JB-S'pore people smuggling caught (illustrated)
45-year-old, pictured, gets five years' jail and 20 strokes of the cane

7 years' jail, caning for robbers who landed on Tekong (illustrated)
12 strokes of the cane each for three twentysomethings, pictured

Spare the 12 strokes, pleads robber
23-year-old with rare illness tries to get out of caning

Jail, caning for 4 in fatal Jurong Superbowl brawl
Youngsters guilty of rioting with weapons get six to nine strokes

Jail and cane them ... says one union leader
CP urged for employers who don't pay their workers

He stabbed man fatally over 'staring' incident (illustrated)
Assailant, 27, pictured, gets 10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - August 2004
2 Thais jailed for attack on countryman
Five years' jail and 24 strokes for robbery that left construction worker dead

Drug peddler's appeal dismissed
Film distributor fails in attempt to overturn conviction that brought him jail and cane

CJ throws out appeal of driver who ran over man (illustrated)
Businessman, 36, pictured, must take his 6-stroke caning

Man raped teen after getting her drunk
Six years and six strokes for 20-year-old

He stares, then strikes
24 strokes each for two who robbed kids

Singapore/Schools - August 2004
Primary 1 student caned in front of nearly a thousand students
Seven-year-old gets one stroke, two older boys get two each in front of assembly

Public caning of boy, 7, stirs hot debate
Readers give sharply divided views

Different strokes for different folks
Government has no intention of following UN advice to ban school cane

Singapore/Domestic - September 2004
Most parents here don't cane kids, shows study (illustrated)
But 20% of them do; Model poses as father with cane

Singapore/Judicial - September 2004
Shankar spared the cane by court
TV presenter gets off on medical grounds

Life term, caning for young girl's kidnappers (illustrated)
'Bungling duo', 35 and 42, pictured, get three strokes each

Robber who preyed on cabbies jailed
31-year-old also ordered to receive 24 strokes of the cane

Uncle molested, raped girl for years
27 years in jail and 24 cane strokes for man, 36

Singapore/Judicial - October 2004
Can SDU and SDS become YES (illustrated)
Man, now 34, pictured with new wife who forgives his past, is former criminal who was jailed and caned

No fear, some favour
23-year-old accepted back at university after a year in jail and three strokes of the cane

Singapore/Schools - October 2004
Strict head prefect .. but a caring friend (illustrated)
Secondary head boy, pictured, tried without success to persuade principal to cane three boys privately instead of publicly

Singapore/Judicial - November 2004
Family snakehead syndicate smashed (illustrated)
Two people-smugglers, pictured, get six strokes of cane each

Serial rapist attacked pregnant woman (illustrated)
16 cane strokes for 29-year-old, pictured, already caned previously

Family's 14-year saga of rape and incest ends
24 strokes and 32 years' jail for stepfather, 44

Singapore/Judicial - December 2004
20 years' jail for 2 cannabis traffickers
30-somethings also get 15 strokes of the cane each

Cabby stabbed wife over alleged affair (illustrated)
40-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 30 months and six strokes

Jail, cane for man who chopped off NSF's fingers (illustrated)
Nine strokes for 20-year-old, pictured

Swimming for his life
Illegal immigrant says he will never forget his four-stroke caning

S. Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - February 2004
Discipline problem at schools
Reinstatement of caning is urged in Eastern Cape

South Africa/Schools - March 2004
37 kids beaten for failing test
Teacher arrested for mass trousers-down caning of senior boys

South Africa/Schools - May 2004
School head in caning probe
Girl, 14, alleges she was caned in principal's office

South Africa/Schools - June 2004
Bisho gets tough on corporal punishment
KwaZulu-Natal regional government warns teachers still using the cane

Big stick for headmaster
Principal caught caning pupils on hidden TV camera

Umlazi principal says he was wrong to hit pupils (illustrated)
Caning principal is pictured

Corporal punishment still meted out at schools
150 complaints a month in Western Cape

260 teachers probed for hitting children
Western Cape regional government restates "implacable opposition" to CP

Nothing like a damn good hiding to save schools from anarchy
Columnist, recalling his own canings, wonders what all the fuss is about

It costs millions to beat caning
Money being spent on training teachers in discipline without CP

Caning: You might change your mind
Abolition provoked "disgusting" change in attitude towards teachers, writes recent student

Pupils cane each other
Teachers hoping to avoid suspension or dismissal said to be making other students administer the CP

South Africa/Judicial - August 2004
Prosecutor: Caning can work
Judicial CP for under-21s would reduce prison overcrowding, say lawyers

South Africa/Domestic - October 2004
Room for spanking
Shock at proposal to prohibit parental CP

Sudan flag SUDAN

Sudan/Judicial - January 2004
Chief Justice Suspends Flogging of Girl
16-year-old sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery

Sudan/Judicial - June 2004
Christian woman whipped under Islamic law
40 lashes for not wearing suitable attire

Taiwan flag TAIWAN

Taiwan/Illicit - January 2004
Ring in the new year with a spanking for luck
Men spanked and women whipped in ceremony at Taoist temple

Taiwan/Schools - April 2004
Spanking goes on in schools despite law
Government forbids it but 70% of students receive CP

Tamnzania flag TANZANIA

Tanzania/Judicial - August 2004
Isles to abolish corporal punishment
Court-ordered caning on its way out in Zanzibar

Tanzania/Judicial - September 2004
Ex-policeman gets 30 years for defiling minor
Plus twelve strokes of the cane after raping 13-year-old

Jailed 30 years for rape
Two also fined and ordered to have 12 strokes each

Tanzania/Schools - September 2004
Kahororo students go on the rampage
Protest against secondary school prefect who is allowed to administer up to five strokes of the cane

Thailand flag THAILAND

Thailand/Schools - September 2004
Head transferred for caning
Bruised buttocks for female student, 19, after illegal punishment

Trinidad flag TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Trinidad/Judicial - May 2004
Appeal Court reaffirms jail, strokes for rapist
Five-stroke birching and ten-year prison sentence upheld

Trinidad/Schools - June 2004
'Bring back the whip'
Official report recommends reintroduction of school CP for a three-year trial period

Trinidad/Judicial - July 2004
Cutlass bandits lose appeal ... 30 years for robbing, chopping school chum
Armed robbers, 26 and 28, get 15 strokes of the birch each

Uganda flag UGANDA

Uganda/Judicial - March 2004
LC Court Whips Father Of 4 (with cartoon)
30-year-old given 20 strokes in front of his mother

Uganda/Schools - March 2004
Caning helped Ikyimaana pass (illustrated)
Senior schoolgirl, pictured, attributes her exam success to school's policy of beating backsliders

Student Calls Teacher Nickname, Suspended
Secondary schoolboy also given five strokes of the cane

Uganda/Judicial - April 2004
Kayunga thug gets 70 strokes
Public whipping for 32-year-old at his own request instead of jail

Uganda/Judicial - May 2004
Mukono locals bury man with condoms
Local court gives 10-man gang 50 strokes of cane each

Thief forced to eat raw chicken
Also given 10 strokes of the cane

Kitintale avocado thief gets 20 strokes
Caning for woman caught up avocado tree

Uganda/Schools - June 2004
Reinstate caning, parents urge
Abolition has caused more harm than good, they say

Uganda/Illicit - August 2004
Wesonga Was Caned for Cash
MP used to let other students cane him for money

Uganda/Schools - August 2004
Nebbi teacher canes pupil, dislocates elbow (illustrated)
Schoolgirl, 12, pictured, put her hand behind as she was receiving caning

Uganda/Schools - December 2004
Cane Pupils to Boost Academics -- Parents
Should Caning Be Reintroduced?
Debate over reintroduction of corporal punishment; one district chairman has already directed that canings resume


UAE/Judicial - January 2004
Nine get jail term for immoral activities
Plus lashings for adultery, running a brothel and drinking alcohol

UAE/Judicial - May 2004
18 jailed for adultery in separate cases
Men and women alike given 100 to 120 lashes


UK/Illicit - February 2004
Dogwalk spanker
TV dog show judge whacked woman's bottom

UK/Judicial - February 2004
Get physical
CP is an essential part of civilised society, opines reader

UK/Schools - February 2004
Looking back to the age when bad behaviour while at school meant a short sharp shock (illustrated)
Extracts from a school punishment book (cover pictured) of 100 years ago

When a scarf is more important than murder
Muslim columnist claims that CP is being used in Koran schools in UK

Schools nurture a culture of anarchy
Scottish schools now battlegrounds of anarchy and mayhem in the absence of CP, argues leader-writer

UK/Domestic - March 2004
Smack your child and risk a criminal record
"Reasonable chastisement" legal defence may be removed

Smacks of a dilemma
Columnist blames modern yobboism on decline in CP

UK/Judicial - March 2004
So what can we try next to tackle the problem of ned culture?
Scottish former rugby star, outraged by disorderly youth, thinks the birch would be an effective answer

UK/Reformatories - March 2004
A school of hard knocks
1940s reformatory floggings recalled

UK/Schools - March 2004
I taught at the worst sink school in Britain
Teacher's new book reveals use of CP in a London school after legal ban - with parents' encouragement

Bishop: Black children fail for want of discipline
Ban on school CP has destroyed order in inner-city ethnic communities, says churchman

UK/Domestic - May 2004
71% support parental smacking ban, survey finds
Majority think "reasonable chastisement" defence should go

Bum rap pinned on parents (with cartoon)
Spanking ban will only teach kids to do as they please, opines columnist

UK/Illicit - May 2004
Spanking teacher banned
He caned, spanked and whipped aspiring actresses, is now barred from teaching

UK/Domestic - June 2004
Your views: Should the Government ban smacking? (with cartoon)
No, say almost all respondents in Daily Telegraph readers' poll

UK/Domestic - July 2004
Britain will spare the rod, well almost (with cartoon)
House of Lords stops short of voting to ban parental CP altogether

Parents face dilemma after smacking vote (with cartoon)
Change to bill condemned as unworkable

UK/Schools - July 2004
Task of imposing discipline 'now more difficult'
Teachers' leader says standards of behaviour have declined since the end of corporal punishment

Spare the rod, spoil the child, and what then?
The liberals have a lot to answer for, avers editorialist

UK/Schools - September 2004
20somethings say 'six of the best' would curb unruly pupils
Surprising support for school CP in poll of 18- to 30-year-olds

The cane is not the issue
Columnist, recalling his own school canings, doubts whether it would solve any problems now

UK/Domestic - September 2004
Mayor may axe child spanking rite
Ludicrous fuss over innocuous ancient ceremony

UK/Schools - October 2004
The Fifties had everything -- including the kitchen sink
70% of oldies think cane and slipper were a good deterrent

The trouble with discipline
Conservative politicians have given up calling for return of the cane, says education correspondent

Punishment fits
Reader compares his two schools, one with CP and one without

UK/Domestic - November 2004
Rebel MPs fail to ban smacking
These people telling me how to chastise my child need a slap
Smack those kids, but mind those marks
Legislature decides parental spanking can continue as long as it doesn't leave a mark

UK/Schools - November 2004
Christian school asks Lords for right to smack pupils
Last lap of long saga over school CP ban

Get tough with bullies
Letterwriter describes 1976 public caning, which stopped all bullying at once

UK/Domestic - December 2004
Harman's cruelty case setback
Appeal court overrules government, says prison not automatic for unreasonable chastisement

UK/Schools - December 2004
School for scandal
Actor Stephen Fry, playing part of caning headmaster, recalls his own cp-filled schooldays


US/Domestic - January 2004
Punishment can help, not hurt
Letter-writer pays tribute to parental whackings

Parents document discipline of teens with local law enforcement
TX parents contact police after administering spankings

US/Schools - January 2004
Teacher receives sentence in corporal punishment case
He hit 12-year-old with dowel rod at OK Christian school

Spare the rod? Not at many public schools (illustrated)
Florida schools superintendent pictured with paddle; CP statistics given for different districts

School principal free on bond
9-year-old student allegedly slapped in WI Lutheran school

Discipline corporal and private
Columnist recalls third-grade paddling in TN

Spankings, a good way to discipline
FL letter-writer thrilled to find paddle still in use

Ex-football coach reflects on actions
Jury awards paddled boy $7,000

Assistant principal paddled 6-year-old
Boy's bottom bruised; mother annoyed that official hasn't been suspended

Ashland schools weighing cuts
No more paddling in an Ohio district -- because its insurance company will no longer cover liability

US/Domestic - February 2004
Father spanks daughter at high school
Instant punishment in front of classmates at Wisconsin school

Students lack respect for adults, peers
Readers applaud father who spanked his daughter in class

US/Judicial - February 2004
Harvey police beat teen, family alleges in lawsuit
14-year-old paddled at IL police station

Three More People Claim Abuse By Harvey Police (illustrated)
Teen, pictured, was made to drop his pants and punished with a wooden paddle

More allegations of paddling surface
Similar claims from a 12-year-old and two young men

US/Schools - February 2004
Dallas parents approve paddling
3,274 parents have given written consent and 147 students have been paddled in 4 months since rule change

Area students avoiding trouble
Permission to paddle
Paddling statistics for districts of Kentucky

Principals Say Accusations Against Charters Unfair
Two Florida schools in trouble over CP

All charges dismissed in spanking case
Birthday spankings at PA arts school were legal, court holds

Striking back
TX football coach paddles players for bad grades

Let's leave no child's behind to paddling
Memphis TN schools should abolish CP, avers columnist

U.S. Students Still Getting the Paddle (illustrated)
Mississippi assistant principal, pictured with paddle, resigns over CP

Teacher investigated for hitting student with belt
16-year-old punished in Houston TX in contravention of district rule against CP

Schools may alter punishment policy
Is abolition on the way in Memphis TN?

Jobe weak on mathematics of corporal punishment
Dispute over "racial bias" CP figures

School spanking?
Paddling may not really be last resort, data show
Debate continues in Memphis

Corporal punishment ban stays in Mexia ISD
Paddles stay in mothballs in a Texas district

Alabama ranks third in nation when it comes to corporal punishment
Long article in local paper: paddling "still alive and well"

US/Domestic - March 2004
Spanking won't result in charges
WI man's punishment of his daughter in front of her class was not child abuse

District attorney right not to press charges
Reader defends man who spanked his daughter at school

Teacher, Boy Scout leader charged with domestic battery
She paddled her 9-year-old son

US/Illicit - March 2004
Unraveling a secret tradition
High-school hazing paddling described

US/Schools - March 2004
Is paddling best way to discipline Tenn. students?
Local paper editorial calls for a fresh look at the issue

Benton Harbor teachers accused of hitting students
High-school boy paddled on bare buttocks, junior girls belted, according to allegations in Michigan

Needed: A paddling policy with no butts about it
Columnist recalls 1960s school punishments

Spanking among many issues at charter school, district says
FL school's director defends policy under which roughly half the students have been paddled so far this year

Community lucky to have someone like Coach West
Spanking coach defended by former student of the TX school in question

Discipline policy on hold after tie vote
A PA school district can't decide whether to use corporal punishment or not

Suit filed against coach for paddling
Alabama eighth-grader's punishment was contrary to the rules, parents say

Children no longer are disciplined
Retired teacher criticises parents who sue over paddlings

2 IPS teachers are suspended for paddling
Spanking of six 9-year-old IN boys for being in a gang is described

State panel seeks ban on student spankings
Pennsylvania still discussing abolition of CP

IPS may reconsider paddling policy
School spankings under scrutiny in Indianapolis

Disagree with story about coach
Support for Coach Griffin
Readers come to defence of paddling football coach

Charge dismissed against Guthrie teacher
OK spanking was appropriate, says judge

IPS incident should show the harm of school paddling
Columnist pushes Indianapolis spanking fuss as reason to abolish

Carver's former assistant principal condemns paddling (illustrated)
Mississippi educator, pictured with paddle, resigned rather than have to keep whacking students

Clay case awakens school spanking concerns of parents
Mother in NC had given permission for 10-year-old to be paddled

Paddling remains divisive issue
Overview of school CP in Indiana and nationwide

Use of corporal punishment stirs debate in state
CP policies quoted for various Indiana districts

US/Illicit - April 2004
ASU looking into possible fraternity hazing
Welts said visible on buttocks after alleged whippings in Arizona

High Schools Turn Down Expulsions
13 lacrosse team newcomers paddled in hazing ritual in Illinois

US/Judicial - April 2004
Lawsuit alleges Fowler police chief paddled teen in diversion program
Boy's mother had agreed to his being spanked

Lawyer: Chief will be cleared
Ohio policeman videotaped his paddlings of teenagers

New paddling suit filed
Another offender, 18, says he got police spanking in lieu of jail

Grand jury hears chief
Ohio paddling policeman explains his juvenile diversion program

US/Reformatories - April 2004
Teen Reach founder fires back at state (illustrated)
Arizona Christian group boss, pictured, defends "supervised spanking" as form of rehabilitation

Former students, prosecutors question methods of some 'tough love' schools
Missouri teen reformatories under spotlight, spankings said prevalent

US/Schools - April 2004
Teacher charged with battery for paddling student (illustrated)
13-year-old's bottom shows reddening, pictured, after punishment by AR gym teacher

Area schools differ in corporal punishment
Rundown of CP situation at some Indiana schools

Paddling students remains divisive issue for schools
More on Indiana schools' attitudes to CP

Boy paddled, Coach cited for battery third degree
Student, 13, says he was sore for two weeks

DA declines to file charges against Ninnekah Principal
OK high school principal gave female student three swats

Charges against junior high school coach dismissed
Paddling of boys was reasonable and moderate, AR court holds

Corporal punishment rarely, if ever, used
Paddling situation in various N. Carolina schools reviewed

Mom Angry Over Corporal Punishment
Texas boy paddled twice in four days

US/Domestic - May 2004
Cop who spanked boy gets punished himself
Story of the Seattle police officer and the 8-year-old runaway boy

Seattle police guild questions rules on off-duty behavior
Cop who spanked boy was not in uniform at the time

What readers are saying
Most letters support Seattle cop who spanked boy

The Boondocks (cartoons)
Two strips by Aaron McGruder

US/Judicial - May 2004
Fowler Police Chief suspended pending investigation into paddling accusations (illustrated)
OH cop said to have run paddling program for teens is pictured

Police Chief Pleads Innocent in Paddling
Three OH teenagers say they were paddled as part of juvenile diversion program

Police chief discusses paddling, program
All the youths I paddled were fully clothed, he says

US/Reformatories - May 2004
Arraignment date for Day set for today
Yet another row about paddling in a Missouri reformatory after 16-year-old boy's buttocks were bruised

Cult hoping expansion plans may flower with Plymouth cafe
Massachusetts sect spank their children with rods

Beleaguered teen reform school shuts down
End of the road for heavy-paddling Missouri private Baptist reformatory

US/Schools - May 2004
Queens teacher pleads guilty to spanking kids
Teen boys were offered choice of hand or dog brush

Doctor calls paddling excessive
2001 punishment by football coach was "shockingly egregious", he says

Parents blast dress code and paddling
Tennessee parents not happy about school's use of corporal punishment

Paddling Investigation - Pros And Cons Of Pops
A Texas view of school CP

'Old school' principal steps down after 33 years
Paddle-wielding MO teacher says Dr Spock has a lot to answer for

Assistant principal not indicted in paddling
GA grand jury recommends parents be present at spankings

IPS Board set to prohibit paddling
Abolitionist moves in Indianapolis

IPS Board votes to end paddling
Indianapolis decides to abolish school CP

Hamilton coach paddled players
Most members of Memphis high school basketball team have taken swats

A wise decision to ban the paddle
Indianapolis editorial welcomes school board decision

US/Domestic - June 2004
Anti-Spanking Resolution Eyed
Man urges Massachusetts town officials to adopt no-spank policy

Anti-spank proposal bottoms out
Vote on resolution shelved indefinitely

US/Illicit - June 2004
Students Suspended After Long Island Hazing Ritual
Eighth-graders paddled in 'rite of passage'

US/Schools - June 2004
Where discipline stings
Paddlings still going strong in one corner of Ohio

Students, parents want more discipline at school (illustrated)
Fourth-grade boys, pictured, call for "good old-fashioned paddling" for their disruptive peers

Stay the rod
Indiana should follow other states' lead and abolish CP, says columnist

Teacher's paddle gathers dust
Views of various Indiana school districts

Parents will soon get their say on corporal punishment in city schools
Paddling in the spotlight in Memphis TN

Meeting airs debate over paddling in schools
Opinions sharply split in Memphis

State may ease paddling rules
Ohio bill would protect teachers from frivolous lawsuits

US/Schools - July 2004
To spank, or not to spank? (illustrated)
Debate continues in Ohio; posed picture of child holding bottom

City schools to ask parents about spanking
Telephone survey in Memphis TN

Students' input hard to find in code
No reference to paddling in new handbook for a Florida district

School paddlings are option
A school board in Louisiana agrees to parental opt-out from CP

Age-old controversy: Is paddling right, how much?
Dallas paddling dispute continues

Until proven guilty (illustrated)
Mother expresses grave concern about authorities' persecution of film-school principal, pictured with paddled student in 1994

School report reflects on low crime in schools
Paddling statistics given for schools in a New Mexico district

Spanking banned in schools
A Louisiana district abolishes CP

US/Illicit - August 2004
6 seniors charged in June hazings
Paddling of high-school freshmen not so serious, some of them say

US/Judicial - August 2004
Ex-Chief Accused Of Paddling Teens Seeks To Settle
Former police captain offers to pay off his accusers

Police chief seeks dismissal of some charges in paddling case
He videotaped the paddling of several juveniles

US/Schools - August 2004
Passing on Paddling
Alabama high school boy admits he deserved 'whoopin'

Brownwood reinstates paddling
A Texas district brings back CP after eight years without it

Greenland board appoints principal, examines handbook
Handbook approved in a AR district includes paddling

Anniston board reverses paddling ban in city schools
CP, previously abolished in an Alabama district, is reinstated

Paddling Prohibited -- McAllen schools officially outlaw penalty
No more CP in this Texas district

Good old days weren't always so good, especially when you took your licks
Writer recalls 1970s paddlings

We're shining light on corporal punishment
NC mother shocked to find CP listed in policy handbook

US/Illicit - September 2004
Principal covered up hazing: prober
Man repeatedly paddled 18-year-old's unclothed posterior

US/Schools - September 2004
Parent says coach paddled, injured son
Parents fuming over City View paddling
Four 9th-grade footballers get licks at Texas high school

State law protects teachers (illustrated)
Colorado state senator, pictured, stresses state law doesn't prohibit CP, recalls his own paddlings were beneficial

Corporal punishment abandoned
Goodbye to the paddle in an Indiana district

City View principal makes changes following paddling incident
Paddle replaced with a regulation one, but he will still not notify parents before it is used

'Old school' ideas are new again here
Students welcome new strictness at Texas charter school; instant paddling for disobedience

Happy anniversary at Roosevelt (illustrated)
Holder of all-time record for most spankings in 1930s shows off miniature paddle he was awarded as trophy

Twin Rivers board told school off to good start
A Missouri district changes policy so that now only principals may paddle

Teacher Asked to Resign for Paddling Student
What, in Alabama? Yes, because he did it in public, contrary to the rules

Panel reviews use of paddling
But NC district is not proposing to abolish it altogether

Mother Concerned About Son's Paddling Punishment
Fourth-grader got two swats, complained his butt was hurting

US/Illicit - October 2004
Athletes disciplined in paddling
Two high school football players paddled three freshmen in NJ

Milton school officials investigating alleged hazing incident
Five tenth-graders paddled as initiation in PA

US/Reformatory - October 2004
Waynesville Reform School to Close
Second religious "academy" to close in Missouri following paddling-related mistreatment allegations

US/Schools - October 2004
Discipline strict but fair
Paddlings were effective in keeping us in line, say former students

School swats students with paddles
Ohio charter school gives two swats for lateness, has a paddle with holes in it

Midlothian players face charges
High school footballers in TX given choice of ISS or swats; at least one of them chooses the swats

Grandmother sues over boy's being paddled
TN 13-year-old had three bruises on his backside

Charges filed in MISD student/teacher incident
More on two-lick paddle option for TX seniors, now named

End to school paddling sought
School paddling debate gains national attention
Debate continues in Memphis; national black leaders weigh in against CP

Fox School District weighs corporal punishment policy
Possibility of parental consent - or maybe outright ban - in a Missouri district

Discipline needed
Paddling teacher in Louisiana lambasts feckless parents, relates interesting anecdote

Meeting roundups
A Pennsylvania district moves towards abolition

Couple asks TEA to investigate paddling incident
Nine-year-old's behind was red for four days after two-pop paddling, claim parents

Rutherford looks at paddling policy
Board sends paddling policy to committee
Six districts around Metro OK paddling (illustrated)

Three school systems weigh paddling policies
Keen debate in Tennessee; middle school principal is pictured with paddle

Father Angry Over School Paddling
Onus is on parents to make objections known, says district after boy chooses licks over suspension

Attempt at discipline a work in progress
Behavior deteriorating in no-paddling IN district; I'd love to go back to it, says school trustee

US/Domestic - November 2004
Spanking can provide a valuable life lesson to child
Make clear distinction between abuse and appropriate punishment, urges Florida doctor

Spanking revisited
Many parents still believe in it; professor issues caution on interpretation of data

Brookline, time to spare the Ron
Brookline rejects measure on spanking
A town meeting in Massachusetts debates parental CP, declines to ban it

Teachers shouldn't teach religion
Police officer reassures parents it's legal to spank their children

US/Illicit - November 2004
Women Allege Boss Spanked Them for Errors
Be spanked or be fired, Tasty Flavors proprietor tells two 19-year-olds

Principal is whipped to punish two teens
Christian school principal in AK is fired after taking senior students' punishment on himself

St. John's hazing put pledge in hospital
Paddling ritual in New York is described

US/Schools - November 2004
To paddle or not to paddle?
Committee to discuss Rutherford paddling policy today
Tougher paddling policy gets initial OK
A Tennessee district will not abolish CP but parental consent will now be needed

Leland mom files paddling complaint
10-year-old's buttocks were bruised, she says

Schools practice discipline with paddle
A Texas district's CP policy is explained

School Districts That Allow Or Don't Allow Corporal Punishment
Fierce debate in North Carolina

Paddling against the current
Long piece about CP controversy in Memphis

Mom says coach paddled boy, 12
Gary school coach dismissed for paddling kids
Indiana district may revisit CP policy; boy says he can't sit down

Schools ban the paddle
In Memphis, a Battle Won, the Paddle Lost
Swing vote helped board banish paddling in schools
Narrow vote after marathon debate in Memphis

Going back home
Basketball star visits his old school in GA, where they still spank; paddling calmed him down a lot, got his attention, he says

Schools, children, principals, parents and discipline
Memphis teachers and parents express outrage at paddle ban decision

US/Schools - December 2004
No discipline in schools? Expect more basket brawls
Rapper lambasts "stupidity" of decision to bar CP in Jackson, MS

Policy to let parents decide on paddling
A TN school district decides to let parents opt their kids out of CP

Why ban what so many want?
Memphis paddling abolition decision is questioned

Trustees quarrel about paddling policy
No consensus on school CP in Dallas

Pastor's paddling sentence tossed
Appeals court in FL rules that paddling of girl was not a felony

Paddling OK'd at Murray academy
Ninth-graders in a GA district may now receive CP

Administrators say discipline program working
20 students paddled since CP reinstated in an OK district

Paddling on hold in DISD (illustrated)
Dallas suspends school CP for two-month period; a paddle is pictured

Anniston school board keeps paddling policy
No dissent when a district in AL decides to let CP continue

Port Gibson elementary school achieves Level 5 status
"No discipline problems" at a MS school that uses corporal punishment

Schools give punishment options
Debate in TX after five boys paddled during athletic practice

Readers speak out on school discipline
Feedback to GA columnist is overwhelmingly in favor of CP

Board still needs board
Former teacher in Dallas invites anti-CP board members to spend two months teaching in middle school

HJHS tops list for discipline problems
41 paddlings at an AL school

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Zambia/Schools - January 2004
Spare the rod and spoil the child?
Corporal punishment outlawed in schools as well as judicial system

Zambia/Schools - July 2004
Ndola police hold 14 riotous Chifubu pupils
Students "incensed" over caning of girl

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