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Greg Beato Annotated Bibliography
Beato, Greg “The Shame Of Public Shaming” Article.
Reason. July 2013, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p70-71. 2p.
In the magazine article, “The Shame of Public Shaming”, writer Greg Beato also
dives into the pros and cons of shaming in public instead of using traditional sentencing,
as well as Kahan does. He discusses how most bland, black uniform bureaucrats use the
detailed guidelines to ensure punishment in the sentencing phase which is designed to be
slow, repetitive, and boring. He also gives examples such as, if your in ...view middle of the document...
is a contributing editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, but has also written dozen of
publications including Spin, Wired, and Business 2.0 magazines. Beato, unlike Kahan
might not be in favor of shaming as a form of punishment. He does express. “In addition
to being economical, public shaming is, in many practical way, a less severe and
disruptive for of punishment than being locked up for a given period of time, and thus
potentially a good alternative for less serious crimes, especially for first offenders.” He
also quotes Kahan in his article writing, “the legal scholar Dan Kahan explained how
public shaming in early America began to fall out of favor in part because America was
becoming more populous and impersonal.” But he does end his article in disfavor for it
arguing, “ In the end though, its (shaming) a tool best left to furious mai tred’s and
frustrated pet owners. The allegedly impartial men and women who oversee our
courtroom aren’t tasked with meting out novelty and entertainment. They’re tasked with
meting out justice, and justice works best when its delivered in uniform, predictable