Does punishment fit crime?

Ohio judge sentenced teen who stole adult vidoes to stand outside the adult video store, for 4 hours, blindfolded.

Now, if the crime was being perverted enough to be interested in adult videos (whether this is perversion or not for a teenager is arguable – some would probably think it perfectly healthy), one might argue this could deter future perversion. It is in a sense putting the kid on the other end of the fishbowl. Depending upon how perverse he is, he might enjoy it.

I have no issue with unusual alternative sentencing. However, this has nothing whatsoever to do with teaching the kid what’s wrong with shoplifting. Which, I assume, is the crime he committed.

This punishment by the same judge, seems more appropriate. But it’s possible he might view humiliation as an appropriate teaching tool.

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