Some articles on punishments, punishment:

Self-inflicted Wound - Punishments
... British army during World War I, the penalty for self-inflicted wound was capital punishment, which at that time was death by firing squad ...
Sentencing (law)
... A sentence is a decree of punishment ... The sentence can generally involve a decree of imprisonment, a fine and/or other punishments against a defendant convicted of a crime ... If a sentence gets reduced to a less harsh punishment, then the sentence is said to have been "mitigated" or "commuted" ...
Pontiac Correctional Center - History To 1931 - Punishments
... Privileges were taken away for 10 to 30 days as the most common type of punishment ... Inmates were put in certain confinement cells with nothing but a slice of bread to eat every morning for 3 to 8 days, for worse violations ...
Sanhedrin (tractate) - Summary of Sanhedrin
... the Sanhedrin focuses on questions of jurisdiction, criminal law and punishments ... especially stoning The 4 types of capital punishments, details of crimes which merit stoning The rebellious son, and other crimes for which the offender is killed ... Details of crimes meriting capital punishment by burning or slaying auxiliary punishments Details of crimes meriting capital punishment by choking The World to Come ...
The Roots Of Evil - Overview
... Cruel punishments have an inevitable tendency to produce cruelty... 1813 With this conclusion, Hibbert traces the development and decline of cruel punishments, the guillotine in France and the modern prison in England, which still used hanging when the book was first published ... points out that "the solution lies not in making punishments more severe, but in making them more certain and in relating them to each individual criminal, so that if he is reformable he may be ...

Famous quotes containing the word punishments:

    Not only do I disbelieve in the need for compensation, but I believe that the seeking for rewards and punishments out of this life leads men to a ruinous ignorance of the fact that their inevitable rewards and punishments are here.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalms 149:5-9.

    If the child knows the rewards and punishments in advance and knows that his parents will stick to them, the parents can actually empathize with the child’s plight while, at the same time, creating a firm sense of structure.... Your child will sense your resolve and your empathywhether you do this with words or just a sense of warmth.
    Stanley I. Greenspan (20th century)