Online Mugshots Share Viral Embarrassment

By: Jacqueline Parrish - Published: Sep 30, 2009   Updated: Aug 16 2011 • References: mugshots
If you partied a little too hard on the weekend, wound up straddling a sculpture naked with a beer taped to each hand and woke up in jail, you just might find yourself on Mugshots.com. The site searches out mugshots and puts them online, allowing others to share in your shame.

Online mugshots are an excellent deterrent for those times when you begin to second guess your actions and the inevitable consequences of them.

Implications - Many individuals within society share very strong opinions pertaining to the ways in which criminals should be handled or managed. Businesses that employ strict punishment will likely appeal to those individuals who feel strongly towards separating these people from society. Consumers will likely invest their trust in an organization with beliefs that match their own.