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Birching of female offenders (POLL FOR WOMEN)

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This poll is concerned with women's views on the use of birching as punishment for female offenders. Please also vote on the poll for birching of male offenders.

These polls are intended to record women's views. If you're a man please vote on the alternative polls for the birching of male offenders and of female offenders.

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Are you be in favour of birching being used as a form of punishment for female offenders?

95% (196) <FONT COLOR="red">Yes, please answer the red questions only</FONT>
4% (9) <FONT COLOR="lime">No, please answer the green questions only</FONT>

205 voters have answered this question.

Do you consider yourself a recent victim of crime?

24% (57) Yes
75% (175) No

232 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that birching female offenders would help reduce crime?

93% (224) Yes
6% (15) No

239 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that birching is barbaric and inappropriate for use in the 21st century?

8% (20) Yes
91% (217) No

237 voters have answered this question.

Would you be in favour of birching being used as a form of punishment for female prison inmates?

95% (230) Yes
4% (11) No

241 voters have answered this question.

Do you consider yourself a recent victim of crime?

22% (50) Yes
77% (174) No

224 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that birching female offenders would help reduce crime?

92% (206) Yes
7% (16) No

222 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that birching offenders would be more satisfactory to the victims of crime than other forms of punishment?

85% (193) Yes
8% (19) No difference
5% (13) No

225 voters have answered this question.

If instead of being fined a female offender was birched do you think she would be?

81% (186) Less likely to reoffend
11% (27) No difference
6% (16) More likely to reoffend

229 voters have answered this question.

If instead of being jailed a female offender was birched do you think she would be?

80% (189) Less likely to reoffend
11% (26) No difference
8% (19) More likely to reoffend

234 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that birching should take place

19% (47) In private
36% (85) Witnessed by the victims of the crime
44% (104) In public

236 voters have answered this question.

What do you think the lower age limit should be set at for a female offender to be liable for birching?

34% (84) Less than 15
22% (55) 15
20% (50) 16
1% (3) 17
14% (34) 18
6% (15) 21

241 voters have answered this question.

Do you think a female offender should be sentenced to birching after a first offence of shop lifting?

76% (182) Yes
23% (56) No

238 voters have answered this question.

Do you think a female offender should be sentenced to birching after a third offence of shop lifting?

90% (214) Yes
9% (22) No

236 voters have answered this question.

Do you think a female offender should be sentenced to birching after a first offence of car theft?

90% (209) Yes
9% (22) No

231 voters have answered this question.

Do you think a female offender should be sentenced to birching after a third offence of car theft?

87% (197) Yes
12% (29) No

226 voters have answered this question.

How many strokes of a birch do you think a female offender should be sentenced to for repeatedly vandalising a persons car?

2% (7) Birching not appropriate
3% (8) 1 - 5 strokes
10% (27) 6 - 10 strokes
10% (26) 11 - 15 strokes
13% (34) 16 - 20 strokes
16% (42) 21 - 30 strokes
14% (36) 31 - 50 strokes
28% (71) More than 50 strokes

251 voters have answered this question.

Would you also be in favour of birching being used on females as a form of punishment for serious offences in schools/colleges?

89% (222) Yes
10% (25) No

247 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2004-04-04 06:38:56 by Marl
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