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Mandatory shaming statutes and sensationalized shaming of sex buyers.

Neville, Rebecca A.
June 4, 2015

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)


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