Personally, I would put humiliation back into the process. I get a little tired of criminals who get upset when their crimes are made public. Too bad. I saw this article on http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050603/od_nm/...kland_dc/nc:757
The city of 400,000 across the bay from San Francisco started putting up billboards on Wednesday showing men arrested for soliciting sex.
[...]Critics say the technique -- which De La Fuente said has been used in Texas -- recalls medieval public humiliations.
Hmmm...not that I would care to see medeival punishments revived, but I think they were on track with the public humiliation part of it. Remember Michael Fay and his public caning in Singapore? Rock on.. Not only are we not going to keep your crime a secret, we're going to whip you in front of all of your friends. Think about that next time you pull the fire alarm on a whim.
It's obvious that tougher sentencing laws are doing nothing but costing the taxpayers more money, clogging prisons, and not really doing anything to stem the tide. And this isn't just an issue in the United States.....
So what would you do?