The very thought of being caned would keep me on my best behaviour............
Not to derail the thread, but do any of you actually approve of the archaic practice of caning?? By the sounds of it, some do???
I think caning people (regardless of what they did) is deplorable...
Caning of children is totally deplorable, but adults more debatable.
I think if they introduced the cane in the UK for petty vandalism and crime it really would deter a lot of the petty crims.
It certainly seems a pretty good deterrent in Singapore with their low crime rates, but it is still a brutal practice.
The ability to foresee the consequences of their actions is the last thing to develop in children. Law and punishment must allow for that.
Adults are free to move to a society with the cultural norms they prefer. Each state must be allowed to develop it's society to suit it's culture. A state with a society that no one likes will soon be uninhabited, or impoverished by a population too poor or unskilled to leave. Singapore is a very successful state that attracts immigration, so caning must be a viable and acceptable part of it's culture.