- Courts of law, particularly when an individual is tried and convicted of a crime; and the judge publicly admonishes the individual while reading the verdict and changes their unmarked status to the status of a criminal.
- Public forms of punishment such as locking an individual in the stocks.
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- Plural: degradation ceremonies
- total institution
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