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

209 voters have answered this question.

Do you consider yourself a recent victim of crime?

23% (57) Yes
76% (181) No

238 voters have answered this question.

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

93% (230) Yes
6% (15) No

245 voters have answered this question.

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

8% (20) Yes
91% (223) No

243 voters have answered this question.

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

95% (236) Yes
4% (11) No

247 voters have answered this question.

Do you consider yourself a recent victim of crime?

21% (50) Yes
78% (180) No

230 voters have answered this question.

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

92% (211) Yes
7% (16) No

227 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?

86% (198) Yes
8% (19) No difference
5% (13) No

230 voters have answered this question.

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

81% (192) Less likely to reoffend
11% (27) No difference
6% (16) More likely to reoffend

235 voters have answered this question.

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

80% (194) Less likely to reoffend
11% (27) No difference
7% (19) More likely to reoffend

240 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that birching should take place

20% (50) In private
35% (86) Witnessed by the victims of the crime
43% (106) In public

242 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% (85) Less than 15
22% (55) 15
21% (53) 16
1% (4) 17
14% (35) 18
6% (15) 21

247 voters have answered this question.

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

76% (186) Yes
23% (58) No

244 voters have answered this question.

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

90% (219) Yes
9% (23) No

242 voters have answered this question.

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

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 third offence of car theft?

87% (203) Yes
12% (29) No

232 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
11% (29) 6 - 10 strokes
10% (27) 11 - 15 strokes
13% (35) 16 - 20 strokes
16% (43) 21 - 30 strokes
14% (37) 31 - 50 strokes
27% (71) More than 50 strokes

257 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% (227) Yes
10% (26) No

253 voters have answered this question.

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