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Crime, Shame and Reintegration

Crime, Shame and Reintegration
Author: John Braithwaite
ISBN 13: 9780521356688
ISBN 10: 521356687
Edition: 1St Edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1989-04-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 236
List Price: $34.99

This book, a contribution to general criminological theory, suggests that the key to why some societies have higher crime rates than others lies in the way different cultures go about the social process of shaming wrongdoers. Shaming can be counterproductive, making crime problems worse. But when shaming is done within a cultural context of respect for the offender, it can be extraordinarily powerful, efficient, and just form of social control.