Can Shame Be Therapeutic?
24 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2013 Last revised: 17 Sep 2014
Date Written: 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.
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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