Punitive Damages: Definition & Examples


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One function that punitive damages serves includes the following:

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1. Another term for punitive damages is:

2. Punitive damages are NOT usually awarded in what kind of cases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Punitive damages serve as one consequence utilized in specific circumstances by the criminal justice system. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to understand and recall the important information on this particular form of punishment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson tools will test you on:

  • Functions of punitive damages
  • Types of damages that may be imposed
  • Applicable cases for punitive damages
  • Various judicial terms

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related punitive damages lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of punitive damages
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of justice to see how punitive damages are applied in real-life cases

Additional Learning

To learn more about the material, be sure to review the lesson called Punitive Damages: Definition & Examples. These objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Identify the types of cases where punitive damages could apply
  • Understand the purposes of punitive damages
  • Discover the various forms of damages that can be used as consequences
  • Understand terminology utilized by the judiciary