Forums - General Discussion - Why aren't public shaming a form of punishment for out legal system?

badgenome said:

http://consumerist.com/2007/05/judge-orders-shoplifters-to-wear-signs-reading-i-am-a-thief-i-stole-from-walmart.html

Should be used more often. I think public bukkake would be a huge deterrent.

They actually do that where I live....

The sign wearing not the bukkake.



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Galaki said:
Well, chopping the hands off is maybe a bit too much.

However, I wouldn't mind pedophiles getting their reproductive organ chopped off.

We've tried that.  It doesn't stop them.  Rape is about power, not about physical/sexual stimulation.  Men without balls, men without penises, and even women have raped other people with things other than genitals.



The Ghost of RubangB said:
Galaki said:
Well, chopping the hands off is maybe a bit too much.

However, I wouldn't mind pedophiles getting their reproductive organ chopped off.

We've tried that.  It doesn't stop them.  Rape is about power, not about physical/sexual stimulation.  Men without balls, men without penises, and even women have raped other people with things other than genitals.

By all means, lock them up or give them capital punishment.



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You think we should go out of our way to emotionally scare people with the justice system. We do it know but it's largely by accident, which is better.