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Man Ordered to Wear "Sex Offender" T-shirt

— November 8, 2006 — Unique
Will marking ex-cons be the next big thing in law enforcement? Reuters tells us, "A Delaware judge on Friday ordered a man who twice exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl at his workplace to wear a T-shirt with the words: "I am a registered sex offender" in bold letters, a prosecutor said."

If this takes off, it may also lead to new lines of fashion. I found a sex offender shirt you can buy for yourself for 12 sterling pounds.
Trend Themes
1. Marking Ex-cons - There may be disruptive innovation opportunities for companies that specialize in printing, designing and manufacturing apparel specifically used to identify ex-cons.
2. Public Shaming as Punishment - The use of public shaming as punishment may be implemented in other states and countries, creating opportunities for companies that specialize in managing and executing such punishment programs.
3. Digital Monitoring of Ex-offenders - With the increased use of public shaming as punishment, new digital technologies may emerge to monitor the location and activities of ex-offenders in real-time, creating opportunities for tech companies specializing in data analytics and monitoring.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion companies may need to adjust their strategies to cater to the potential demand for ex-con identification apparel.
2. Law Enforcement - Law enforcement agencies and private companies specializing in criminal justice may see the adoption of public shaming as an opportunity to provide new services such as management and execution of punishment programs.
3. Technology - The increase in the use of public shaming as punishment may lead to the development of new technologies to facilitate digital monitoring and real-time analytics, creating opportunities for tech companies specializing in data analytics and monitoring.
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