In the required readings for this week Siegel (2015) and Losoncz & Tyson (2007) discuss Braithwaite’s concept of reintegrative shaming. This conceptualization of shame centers on the emotions felt when standards established by familial or social institutions fail to be met. In many societies around the world shame is a powerful tool of social control, however in the United States the process of informal shaming is often absent. Due to the fact that informal methods of social control are often more effective than legal sanctions in curbing deviant behavior, discuss the concept of reintegrative shaming and how it might be used in a more formal legal system such as that found within the U.S.
Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support your contentions with citations from the text and/or other scholarly sources. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Guided Response: Review your colleagues’ posts, and substantively respond in a meaningful way to at least two of your peers. Support your arguments with examples from the required material or other scholarly sources. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)