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The Place of Shame in Responses to Anti-Social Behaviour

Ian Edwards, John
June 4, 2015

Government responses to ‘anti-social behaviour’have included,amongst others,two trends that employ shame in pursuit of crime prevention:”naming and shaming” of those subject to anti-social behaviour orders(ASBOs) on one hand and restorative justice on the other. This article considers how the Government has made use of each, the dynamics of each shaming process and the compatibility of these approaches. It argues that they are mutually exclusive ,and that restorative justice is prefered as a potentially more constructive shaming process.


AbstractAcademicCourtsEuropePrisonsRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsShamingStatutes and LegislationTeachers and Students
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