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The right kind of shame for crime prevention

Sherman, Lawrence W; Strang, Heather


As American judges move steadily towards greater humiliation and stigma as punishments for convicted offenders, the Australian Federal Police in Canberra are showing that shame does not require humiliation. In hundreds of drink driving and young offender cases over the past two years, the AFP have adopted alternative restorative justice techniques recommended by ANU Professor John Braithwaite. Professor Braithwaite has defined two different kinds of shame. One kind is stigmatic shaming, which...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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