CORPORAL PUNISHMENT



The Commonwealth Party supports the application of corporal punishment for certain crimes and certain types of offenders. The first tier of corporal punishment should be done such that as little or no physical damage is done but adequate pain is inflicted. For more haineous crimes there may be the allowance of more physical suffering. Public application of corporal punishment can be allowed to shame and evoke repentence from the offender. Various degrees of corporal punishment may be implemented and its use to bring about correction incentive for behaviors and attitudes of troubled delinquents and citizens is sought in its application. An air of deterence inititative should be involved in the show and application of corporal punishment as well. With society's increasing inability to discipline itself and its posterity, corporal punishment is going to be needed to make up for the difference.