Shame punishment has existed for perhaps as long as people have been punished, and the issue has been revisited in recent years to help improve crime reduction efforts. In this collection, shame punishment is examined from various critical perspectives, including its relation with expressivism, the diversity of shame punishment used today, the link between shame punishment and restorative justice, the relationship between dignity and shame punishment, shame punishment and its use for sex offenders, and critics of shame punishment in its different incarnations. The selected essays are from leading experts and represent the most important contributions to scholarly research in the field.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction. Part I Shame and Expressivism: The expressive function of punishment, Joel Feinberg; Can shaming punishments educate?, Stephen P. Garvey. Part II Shame Punishment: What do alternative sanctions mean?, Dan M. Kahan; Shaming white-collar criminals: a proposal for reform of the federal sentencing guidelines, Dan M. Kahan and Eric A. Posner; Shame, guilt, and punishment, Raffaele Rodogno. Part III Restorative Justice and Shame Punishment: The family model of the criminal process: reintegrative shaming, John Braithwaite; Shame and guilt in restorative justice, Raffaele Rodogno. Part IV Dignity and Shame Punishment: Shaming citizens?, Martha C. Nussbaum; Shame on you, shame on me? Nussbaum on shame punishment, Thom Brooks. Part V Shame and Sexual Offenders: Examining sex offender community notification laws, Abril R. Bedarf; The use of ’shame’ with sexual offenders, Anne-Marie McAlinden. Part VI Critics: Shame on you: an analysis of modern shame punishment as an alternative to incarceration, Aaron S. Book; Scarlet Letter punishment for juveniles: rehabilitation through humiliation?, Bonnie Mangum Braudway; What’s really wrong with shaming sanctions, Dan M. Kahan; Wrong turns on the road to alternative sanctions: reflections on the future of shaming punishments and restorative justice, Dan Markel; Open justice or open season? Should the media report the names of suspects and defendants?, Michael Bohlander. Name index.
Thom Brooks is Reader in Law at University of Durham, UK.