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Reintegrative Shaming, Shame and Criminal justice

Harris, Nathan


This study tested the implication of reintegrative shaming theory (RST) (Braithwaite, 1989) that social disapproval (shaming) has an effect on the emotions that offenders feel. Interviews were conducted with 720 participants who had recently attended a court case or family group conference in the Australian Capital Territory, having been apprehended for driving while over the legal alcohol limit. Analyses show that shame-related emotions were predicted by perceptions of social disapproval, but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Issues
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2006.00453.x


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