Public humiliation

  • pillories were a common form of punishment.

    public humiliation or public shaming is a form of punishment whose main feature is dishonoring or disgracing a person, usually an offender or a prisoner, especially in a public place. it was regularly used as a form of judicially sanctioned punishment in previous centuries, and is still practiced by different means in the modern era.

    in the united states, it was a common punishment from the beginning of european colonization through the 19th century. it fell out of common use in the 20th century, though it has seen a revival starting in the 1990s.[1]

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Pillories were a common form of punishment.

Public humiliation or public shaming is a form of punishment whose main feature is dishonoring or disgracing a person, usually an offender or a prisoner, especially in a public place. It was regularly used as a form of judicially sanctioned punishment in previous centuries, and is still practiced by different means in the modern era.

In the United States, it was a common punishment from the beginning of European colonization through the 19th century. It fell out of common use in the 20th century, though it has seen a revival starting in the 1990s.[1]