Retributive Justice vs. Restorative Justice


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The theory of punishment that focuses on repairing the harm caused by a crime is called:

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1. Retributive Justice theory is:

2. The four tenets of the process of restorative justice are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to find out if you know the difference between retributive and restorative justice. You will need to explain what each of these theories focuses on and how they compare.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The four tenets of restorative justice
  • Forms of punishment used before incarceration in the U.S.
  • The theory of punishment that focuses on repair

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the broad categories of punishment theory
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as restorative and retributive forms of justice
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the major tenets and focus of restorative and retributive justice

Additional Learning

If you would like a better understanding of these types of punishment, read the lesson titled Retributive Justice vs. Restorative Justice. This lesson covers:

  • The percentage of the U.S. population currently in prison
  • Backward-looking theories
  • How prisons in the U.S. are generally titled