LOL @ bold
I think it really does depend on the situation and the offense.
Skipping jury duty? I doubt that guy has been shamed. Maybe he had to work. Or maybe associates with a lot of criminals and didn't want to get involved. Or maybe he's not very smart and realizes he wouldn't be effective.
Bullying someone? The announcing it on a sign probably gives the kid ~more~ bully cred.
I talk too much and am disrespectful???? Who cares?
Some of this is pretty stupid.
Telling everyone her son peed the bed for 8 years?
Only effective if he exposed someone else's embarrassing medical problem...otherwise that's just weird.
There's not much I am really ashamed or or embarrassed about. So such a punishment would probably be more annoying to me than useful.
And I have to think if these punishments are meted out in small towns, they are probaby more embarrassing for the perpetrators' kids than for the purpetrators themselves. Especially the Walmart Thief ones. I could see a kid, especially one from a poor family, catching hell at school if his mom was put on blast for stealing something at Walmart.