Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense.
A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.
varies by type of crime. See Felony, Misdemeanor, and Infraction.
a must to reform the wrong, but it should be one that makes them realise that love and humanity are their true weapons in life
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an evil inflicted by public authority on him that hath transgressed the law, to thereby make men better disposed to obedience