RECIPROCAL PUNISHMENT

A punishment that fits the crime. For instance, a child caught stealing from a store might be required to help with sweeping up the store after school for a week. It is an excellent way for him or her to understand the consequences of actions.

RECIPROCAL PUNISHMENT: "I felt that the reciprocal punishment for the graffiti was more than fair."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RECIPROCAL PUNISHMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reciprocal-punishment/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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