Flogging Law and Legal Definition
Flogging means inflicting punishment by whipping.
The following is an example of a case law referring to flogging: .
Flogging convicts to enforce discipline is not authorized by any statute or any valid regulation, and there being no legal regulation in this case permitting it, its infliction is contrary to law. [State v. Nipper, 166 N.C. 272 (N.C. 1914)]. .
Originally, flogging was recognized as a proper punishment in the armies and navies of the world. But it has long since been abolished in those services everywhere, notwithstanding the protests of officials who declared that the result would be mutiny and disorganization. Flogging has been long since abolished as a part of prison discipline by all the great and enlightened nations of the world, except Russia. In England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, and by the government of the United States, and even in Mexico and in most other civilized countries, the lash as an adjunct of prison discipline has long since been forbidden. .