Punishment Articles

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Punishment is implementing a consequence that is unpleasant or painful to one person, or a group of people. Someone in authority usually imposes it. In the case of a child being punished, that authority figure is usually the caregiver. In a group of people, it could be a governmental organization like the prison system. The goal of punishment is to enforce discipline on a person or group of people. Some disciplines are in response to an action that was against a set of rules, while other punishments are imposed with no reason at all. Here you will find articles about different types and instances of punishment, whether they relate to children, adults or groups of individuals. You will also learn about the psychology behind punishment and why people punish others.

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