Cousin Gets The Belt.When I was about 12, I was at my aunt's with my (male) cousin of about the same age. His older sister, who was about 16 or 17, had been caught shoplifting with a friend of hers and my uncle was preparing to give her the belt.
We were in the room and told to stay to watch. She was ordered to get her jeans and knickers down and bend over the back of a chair. (A position I'd had to adopt a few times for a slippering.) I don't know what she had stolen but, whatever it was, it couldn't have been worth the leathering she got. She was fighting back tears before he even started and was crying profusely by about the 3rd or 4th stroke - yelling loudly as each lashed across her bare bottom. I don't know how many she got, I didn't keep count or, if I did, I've forgotten. When it was over she was told to stand facing the wall with her bare bottom on display. I doubt she would have been able to pull her knickers and jeans up anyway - when she was dismissed to her room she just pulled them up enough to avoid tripping over them.
My uncle told us that now we knew what would happen if we ever got caught shoplifting. It must have made a good impression on me because, when I was older, even though I knew girls who did shoplift, I never did it myself and made certain I never got involved with them.
I heard later that her friend also got a bare bottom belting for it.