[...] societies have lower crime rates if they effectively communicate shame about crime. They will have a lot of violence if violent behavior is not shameful, high rates of rape if rape is something men can brag about, and endemic white-collar crime if business people think law-breaking is clever rather than shameful.
— John Braithwaite, 2001 (zitiert nach: Paternoster & Bachman: Explaining Criminals and Crime)