Shame Is Worth A Try Kahan Analysis

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In Dan M. Kahan’s article Shame Is Worth a Try, he argued that shame can be used as an effective alternative method to punish law-breakers instead of sending them to jail. Kahan explained how shame works by giving several examples of shaming punishment, such as wearing disgraced signs or putting on embarrassing stickers. He stated that shame hurts people’s reputation as well as financial income and that is why it works as an alternative way to punish people. Nevertheless, he then brought up some opposing ideas held by courts and judges and the reason why shame does not work as effectively as expected. He explained that shame may fail short as a punishment in that it does not hurt as much as jail sentence, it can be easily abuse and it is rather
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