Can Shame Be Therapeutic?

Luke Coyne

Arizona Summit Law School

December 12, 2012

This paper focuses on alternative judicial punishments such as reciprocal and humiliation punishments. It explores the past and present use of such punishments. It covers the theories behind the use of these punishments. It also takes a look at the praise and criticism for the use of these punishments. Additionally, the paper discusses the use and effects of these punishments, including recidivism rates.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: shame, punishment, therapeutic, jurisprudence, alternative punishment, community service, TJ, comprehensive law, sentencing, diversion, probation, parole, conditional release, supervised release, courts, problem-solving courts, comparative law

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K49

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Date posted: March 21, 2013 ; Last revised: September 17, 2014

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Coyne, Luke, Can Shame Be Therapeutic? (December 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2214413 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2214413

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Arizona Summit Law School ( email )
One North Central Ave.
14th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4414
United States
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