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Public Shaming For Sex Offenders

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Public shaming for sex offenders can be effective for several reasons (Teichman, 2005). Humans by nature feel guilty for abnormal sexual activity and publicly announcing sex offenders for their crimes effectively causes suffering (Teichman, 2005). It’s also very popular to sanction and shame sex offenders in America, in fact, even criminals agree (Teichman, 2005). However, these sanctions are also a constant reminder for the offender and it can be argued it prevents them from moving on with a normal life because society has placed them in a status that alienates them from the public (Teichman, 2005). References Teichman, D. (2005). Sex, Shame, and the Law: An Economic Perspective on Megan's Laws. Harvard Journal On Legislation, 42(2),
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