Judicial Corporal Punishment (e.g. caning) should be made illegal.
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1. JCP acts as deterrent against crime.
Countries such as Singapore that have adopted JCP have some of the lowest crime rates worldwide.
2. JCP works.
As seen above, it also discourages offenders from becoming repeat offenders.
3. It serves as retribution for the victims.
Victims can be sure that the punishment issued to offenders will discourage them from re-offending, and will convey to them the severity of the pain they caused.
For these reasons I believe that JCP should be kept in force.
1. It is not nice to hit people is not a convincing argument. It is also not nice to jail people, but we do it because such people are deemed by the justice system to deserve it.
2. Anything from speeding tickets to the death penalty can be abused. What is your point?
3. Your argument is weak here, even for corporal punishment for children. No one accidentally hits a child and says it was corporal punishment. They say sorry.
4. "What if they are innocent?" The task of finding that out is separate from the punishment, please don't confuse the two. Corporal punishment is not as irreversible as capital punishment.
5. "Playing God" (to judge and punish criminal misconduct) literally is the function of our criminal justice system.
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Vote Placed by Jellon 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro was completely off topic the entire debate. Con was right in pointing out Pro's confusion between parental corporal punishment and judicial corporal punishment. As an aside, I've seen others debate this topic before, and I'd enjoy seeing it done again. I'm not interested in participating though.
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