Flogging is on its way out in Barbados.
A former juvenile court magistrate calls for an end to the cycle of violence that includes corporal punishment.
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2 Responses to BARBADOS TODAY MORNING UPDATE – November 27, 2015

  1. Observer November 28, 2015 at 7:33 am

    This court magistrate plan on building a doods extention, or he have shares in building a new juvenile detention center,or his head is stuck in the sand like an ostrich,seeing the amount of juvenile crime going in Barbados,he should be suggesting to the parents to get more involved in there kids life.

  2. Dr. Ben Haynes PsyD November 28, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Well said, and let me add, it is a little too late. Lets face it, what does flogging do, and why use violence because the naughty kid is not attentive or too attentive? What a green light for stupid adults to portray their maturity, or l should say, their power. Lets be frank here. The bullying must stop now. The evidence shows that more flogging a society inflicts on our children, the more harden or difficult we find in discipline, control, and trust we get from our children. What we see is, they are victims under the control of a bully. What is evident is more and more flogging never makes an individual a better or reformed person. Flogging is never the answer in the first place but violence begat violence, and there is no proof that flogging makes things better. We can only hope that the State understands that the best way to deal with our young involves direct intervention, and a common sense approach in making a better citizen hence, a productive population.


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