Source: (2014) Journal of Law and Social Deviance. 8:1-82.

This Article examines how past and current post-arrest shaming practices of sex buyers by law enforcement have proven to be ineffective. This Article analyzes both Pennsylvania's and Georgia's mandatory shaming provisions to conclude how such statutes can be more effective. Part II discusses the history and constitutionality of shaming tactics, and introduces mandatory shaming provisions used in Pennsylvania and Georgia. Part III compares these statutes and recommends that pre-conviction shaming sanctions minimize sensationalism and emulate Pennsylvania and Georgia to make such sanctions more effective. This Article concludes that the criminal justice system most effectively deters, rehabilitates, and reintegrates sex buyers when shaming techniques target offenders, occur post-conviction, and complement other methods of combatting prostitution. (excerpt)