Do teens learn anything from punishments that involve public humiliation?
When 7th District Juvenile Judge Scott Johansen asked Valerie Bruno to chop off her daughter's ponytail in court, she complied. After all, the Utah judge agreed to shorten the 13-year-old's community service sentence if the girl underwent this humiliating punishment at her mother's hands. The specifics of it were no accident: Bruno's daughter was in court because she'd cut off the hair of a 3-year-old and harassed another child by phone.
Valerie Bruno quickly regretted her cooperation and has filed a compliant against the judge. She told the Desert News, “An eye for an eye, that’s not how you teach kids right from wrong."