Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An social sanction that hurts (pic)


There's a substantial literature about the use of shaming in deterring crime.  This picture gives an example of it, and, at least to me, it seems like it would be particularly effective.

7 comments:

auds. said...

I think i see Durkheim written all over this!

Audrey Koh

K T Cat said...

I love it!

ed cyzewski said...

I think This American Life did a whole show on this topic.

Mark said...

Did a judge or her parents make her do that?

Brad Wright said...

Good question, Mark, and I don't know. I would guess a judge.

南台灣 said...

室內設計

Mark said...

My highly underpaid professional translator offered to tell us what the previous comment said:


南台灣 said...
室內設計

Translation:

"South Taiwan said...
Interior design"

That doesn't make any sense to me either.