Puritan Crime and Punishment. Shaming in a Theocracy. Puritan Ideals. Puritans sought to create the ideal Christian society Everyday life was seen as a struggle between God and the devil
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Shaming in a Theocracy
A hot awl was sometimes used to pierce the tongues of those who spoke against the Puritan faith.
The threat of execution was omnipresent in the colonies. Hanging was the most common method of execution, although burning at the stake was also used.