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Theories of Reward & Punishment: Retribution, Utilitarianism & Restitution

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Which of these describes retributive punishment?

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1. Which theory of justice is focused on punishments that will create the greatest benefit for all of society?

2. What are the two main focuses of utilitarian justice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these study tools to get the gist of the theories of reward and punishment. You'll be tested on certain areas of discourse like retributive punishment and how society might potentially be benefited by a specific type of punishment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Goals for the quiz are listed as follows:

  • Recognize two main tenets of a given type of justice
  • Understand the central concern in justice that is considered restorative
  • Identify the philosophy of justice that is most commonly used in modern society

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the philosophies of justice
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how justice could benefit society
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as restorative justice and retributive punishment

Additional Learning

Justice is the focus of the lesson called Theories of Reward & Punishment: Retribution, Utilitarianism & Restitution. You'll learn more about these areas of study:

  • How justice is utilized as a form of control with regard to criminal behavior
  • Subjectivity/objectivity in alternate forms of punishment
  • Helping those who've committed a crime to become productive members of society
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