Back to the Pillory?

The American Scholar, Vol. 68, No. 3, 1999

6 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2016

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: February 10, 2016


Offers an insight on the issue of shame as a form of legal punishment. Case examples wherein shame is imposed; Criticisms on judicial shaming; Comparison between shaming and public flogging; Conditions to be met for shaming to be successful and fair; Why shaming is powerful in colonial America.

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Etzioni, Amitai, Back to the Pillory? (February 10, 2016). The American Scholar, Vol. 68, No. 3, 1999. Available at SSRN:

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