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By analyzing shaming and other innovative punishment schemes with regard to dignity, mental anguish, and arbitrariness; some question if these types of sanctions violate an individual’s Eighth Amendment right, banning cruel and unusual punishment.

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answer the following questions:

  1. Do you think a judge should be allowed the discretion to sanction a convicted drunk driver to display a sign on his or her car indicating they are a “convicted drunk driver”?
  2. Do you think a judge should be allowed the discretion to sanction a sex offender to display a sign in the front yard to his or her residence indicating they are a “convicted child molester”?
  3. Do you believe shaming could reduce crime?  Why or why not?
  • Write a short essay or paragraph of at least 500 words. [POST YOUR WORD COUNT AT THE END OF YOUR MAIN POST.]
  • Use concrete examples/details and avoid generalities.
  • Address all questions.
  • Use proper grammar and punctuation.
  • If you researched your topic and are using information from what you learned, remember to cite your sources.
  • Do not plagiarize.