Isle of Man
The Isle of Man, also known as Mann, demonym: Manx, is country in Northern Europe. It is a mostly self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. It is not part of the United Kingdom. It has a population of about 85,000 and its capital and largest city is Douglas.
Judicial corporal punishment
The Isle of Man used judicial corporal punishment in the form of birching and caning for male juvenile offenders up to the year 1976. These punishments were executed in the police station adjoining the court immediately after sentence.
The "birches" used for judicial birching on the Isle of Man were typically not made of birch but of hazel or willow, with four to six hazel or willow rods bound together, a more severe instrument of punishment than the classic "spray" type of birch. Judicial birchings of both boys and adult men were always applied to the bare buttocks.
- Birching in the Isle of Man 1945 to 1976, article on World Corporal Punishment Research
- ISLE OF MAN: Legal aspects of judicial birching in 1972, article on the same site