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."
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