Defined Terms

Flogging or Floggings means the number of -

*     lashes of the Cat 'O Nine Tails across the bare back; and
*      canings
of the Australian Rattan across the bare buttocks,

that are chronicled in Number Of Punishment Strokes In The Pilot Stage Of The Re-introduction Of Corporal Punishment in Australia for Suitable Male Criminals and for Non-Murderous Crimes listed under Penalty Scale therein.

a)    History of Corporal Punishment for adults

"Into the 1930s and early 1940s, Australian judges ordered whippings with a cane, a leather strap or a birch rod. Others directed whipping with the infamous cat of nine tails. While whippings were in decline, they continued to be applied to offences like robbery in company, robbery with violence, or wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.  But most whipping sentences occurred following convictions for sexual offences against women and children.....In Queensland, whipping stayed ‘on the books’ in the Criminal Code until the mid-1980s."

Magistrates Sentenced Australian male youths up to 18 years old with canings in 1956 "He adjourned the case for a week so that the boys could each be given eight strokes of the cane."

"Flogging or whipping, including foot whipping, is still a common punishment in some parts of the world, particularly in countries using Islamic law and in some territories formerly under British rule.  Medically supervised caning is routinely ordered by the courts as a penalty for some categories of crime in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and elsewhere.  Flogging is a form of punishment used under Islamic Sharia law.  It is the prescribed punishment (hudud) for offences including fornication, alcohol use and slander and is also widely favoured as a discretionary punishment (ta'zir) for many offences, such as violating gender interaction laws (zina).  Punishment is normally carried out in public to discourage others."

Parent Punishing a Child in the Home' Philosophy has existed since time immemorial, whereby a child is punished by one of its parents quickly after it transgresses; such Punishment appears frightening and painful to the young child.  "

"The model has universally prevailed for hundreds if not thousands of years amongst communities under the belief off spare the rod and spoil the child".

Following punishment, rehabilitation commences immediately and is achieved as quickly as possible.

The same Sentencing levels applied to Judicial Corporal Punishment for Adults in Australia until the mid 1940s is still applied in three adjacent members of the Commonwealth of Nations in South-East Asia that each have significantly lower crime rates than Australia).