What Is Punishment?


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Adam Yare Profile
Adam Yare answered
Lets start this with a definition. Wikipedia states that punishment is the "authoritative imposition of something negative or unpleasant on a person or animal in response to behavior deemed wrong by an individual or group"

Put simply this means that someone is given a form of punishment if they are viewed as having done something wrong, breaking the law or over stepping the mark.

Punishment is used not only in law but also in every day life from bringing up children to the school and in the work place. Punishment plays a vital role in keeping order, in what is usually, a humane and legal way.

For children to know right from wrong sometimes punishment can be a useful tool. If a child is naughty then they may be punished by having their favorite toy taken away from them or they are not allowed to watch their favorite program.

Without punishment people may not take any notice of the rules and so it is a vital tool in helping to keep order in any situation. If workers do not follow the company rules and regulations then the boss may well dish out a punishment in the form of a suspension without pay or even the sack if it is serious enough.
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Anonymous answered
To give an act of  some authority to an  individual or group that have behave badly.
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Arun Raj answered
Punishment means "penalty for a wrongdoing or a reprimand." The act of punishing materializes into a punishment.
In the Bible, the punishment for a sin or an act committed against the will of God is being confined to hell. The equivalent of a hell in the spiritual world is prison for man in the physical world. A crime against men can be punished legally in the form of a monetary compensation or imprisonment.
A punishment is often given to discipline a child. For example, telling a child that he will not be given pocket money or asking him to stay in a kneeling-down position is a disciplinary move to reform a child. By virtue of a punishment, a child is made aware of what is right and wrong. Adults, however as mentioned in the above paragraph, are punished through a system of fines or imprisonment. A serious punishment for an adult, who is adjudged by the law as guilty of a colossal crime like homicide, can be a life-imprisonment or even capital punishment. It is believed that the word entered popular English literature before the year 1010.
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Anonymous answered
Punishment something what you did wrong like stealing hitting and kicking and saying bad words like cursing words saying threading things. It all depends what you did wrong. Like wrong doing like you,re not supposed to do. You got people in trouble don,t get punished anymore just avoid a punishment how to do that do the right thing listen and follow the rules and be nice to people. The punishment will make you feel bad and cry
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Jen answered
Punishment is a response to behaviors that are deemed unacceptable by an individual or a group (such as parents, an organization, and/or society).  Some say it is intended to correct the problematic behavior, while others would argue that punishment is enacted upon an offending individual simply as a means by which to retaliate against his or her offending actions.

In the context of the criminal justice system (which I am assuming you are interested in since this question is posted under crime), punishment refers to the state's compensatory actions against an individual who breaks a law (based on the evidence associated with a particular case).  Punishments can range from light to severe depending on the severity of the crime committed and the number and severity of offenses the individual has committed in the past.
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Anonymous answered
A punishment is a way of repaying what you have done wrong.
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Punishment is the result when you have done something wrong. Makeing you repay what you've done. For example: If you ignored a school rule, say grafiti, you could be sent to the police as punishment. Usually, a punishment is a little bit worse than you deserve.

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