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Old 06-29-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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It is frowned up in the west and probably many other countries as well, but I am fully supportive of that. For most frequent criminals, fining or imprisonment simply don't deter repeated behavior - you pay some money, or spend a couple of months in jail, with food and shelter provided, big deal, especially when there is hardly anything to lose.

But if it involves some physical pain, it makes a difference. Will Lindsay Lohan or Justin Bieber keep doing what they do if the result is to be whipped physically?

Plus, if someone committed a crime, why do the other taxpayers have to come up with money to provide him with food, clothes and shelter as well as other overhead expenses? Makes no sense to me.

Of course I am not advocating something overly harsh like cutting off a thief's hand or something like in the old times, but what Singapore is still doing despite what the world thinks is admirable.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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It is frowned up in the west and probably many other countries as well, but I am fully supportive of that. For most frequent criminals, fining or imprisonment simply don't deter repeated behavior - you pay some money, or spend a couple of months in jail, with food and shelter provided, big deal, especially when there is hardly anything to lose.

But if it involves some physical pain, it makes a difference. Will Lindsay Lohan or Justin Bieber keep doing what they do if the result is to be whipped physically?

Plus, if someone committed a crime, why do the other taxpayers have to come up with money to provide him with food, clothes and shelter as well as other overhead expenses? Makes no sense to me.

Of course I am not advocating something overly harsh like cutting off a thief's hand or something like in the old times, but what Singapore is still doing despite what the world thinks is admirable.
I am a Singaporean.

I have received corporal punishment before.

I am fully supportive of corporal punishment; it turned my life around, I put more effort into my studies and work hard.

However, corporal punishment by itself does not necessarily always work, there sometimes needs to be a follow-up system, such as monitoring the student's behavior and performance afterwards and counselling sessions too; there should be a society and cultural system where corporal punishment is acceptable.

It may not necessarily work in all cultures and societies,
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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I have received corporal punishment before.
Oh my god.

How did it happen? What did you do?
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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Oh my god.

How did it happen? What did you do?
Don't parents cane their children in Taiwan, like disobedience for not doing homework or failing exams??

I know that there is no more caning in Taiwan schools but there still is in Singapore; a few of my classmates were caned publicly in school (when I was still schooling), in front of 2000 students, for petty theft.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Don't parents cane their children in Taiwan, like disobedience for not doing homework or failing exams??

I know that there is no more caning in Taiwan schools but there still is in Singapore; a few of my classmates were caned publicly in school (when I was still schooling), in front of 2000 students, for petty theft.
Oh you meant by parents? ROFL I totally thought you were caned by the court hahahahahaha.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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Oh you meant by parents? ROFL I totally thought you were caned by the court hahahahahaha.
LOL.

But I have met people whom were caned in prison and seriously speaking, after being caned, most of them put effort living a crime-free, law-abiding life. One of them described it to me as "My flesh was ripped each time the rattan hit me" and he told me that he will obey every single law in the future to avoid going to prison again.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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LOL.

But I have met people whom were caned in prison and seriously speaking, after being caned, most of them put effort living a crime-free, law-abiding life. One of them described it to me as "My flesh was ripped each time the rattan hit me" and he told me that he will obey every single law in the future to avoid going to prison again.
I think were to soft on criminals in the US. Some commit crimes just to go to prison to get free food. I would be in full support of physical humiliation and punishments to make criminals as miserable as possible.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:23 AM
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I would support it for criminals that routinely defiantly don't follow the rules and commit serious infractions but not for minor offenses. Criminals are coddled in the US and have too many rights it's so stupid the public has no idea the extent of it.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:30 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Doesn't the Singapore school system have an official position called the Discipline Master who canes errant students?
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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Don't parents cane their children in Taiwan, like disobedience for not doing homework or failing exams??

I know that there is no more caning in Taiwan schools but there still is in Singapore; a few of my classmates were caned publicly in school (when I was still schooling), in front of 2000 students, for petty theft.
I am sure those students who were caned are much less likely to steal again than an American student who just got a warning because both teachers and the parents think we "shouldn't hurt the student's feelings".
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