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Judicial Corporal Punishment

Do you think corporal punishment should be re-introduced into our judicial system? Express your opinion here.
Should corporal punishment be a sentencing option for youthful offenders?
Yes, but it should be optional on the part of the offender (i.e., offender would need to agree to it in lieu of some other punishment).
Yes, but it should be optional on the part of the offender’s parents (i.e., parents would need to agree to it in lieu of some other punishment).
Yes, but it should be mandatory. (I.e., judge imposes corporal punishment .)
No, youthful offenders should not be subject to corporal punishment.
Should corporal punishment be a sentencing option for adult offenders?
Yes, but it should be optional (i.e., offender would need to agree to it.)
Yes, but it should be mandatory (i.e., judge imposes corporal punishment; offender is not given a choice).
No, adult offenders should not be subject to corporal punishment.
If a judge ordered corporal punishment for a youthful offender, should the punishment be carried out in public?
No, it should be carried out privately (i.e. witnesses should be limited to the offender’s parents and lawyer, and a reasonable number of corrections officers/court employees).
No, it should be carried out semi-privately(i.e., as above, but victims of the offender’s crime should also be given the opportunity to witness the punishment).
Yes, it should be carried out in public.
If a judge ordered corporal punishment for an adult offender, should the punishment be carried out in public?
No, it should be carried out privately (i.e., only spouse, lawyer, and court-mandated employees in attendance).
No, it should be carried out semi-privately (i.e., as above, with the addition of victims).
Yes, it should be carried out in public (i.e., a mechanism should be in place to allow some members of the general public to also witness the punishment).
If you are in favor of publicly administered corporal punishment (either for youthful or adult offenders), why? (You may choose more than one answer.)
It would serve as a deterrent to others.
It would enhance the effectiveness of the offender’s punishment.
It would be interesting, entertaining, etc.
Other reason(s)
Your Gender:
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Your Age:
12 or younger
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40 to 49
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This poll was created on 2004-08-18 00:08:31 by Spanking Advocate