Author: Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC
March 11th, 2018
What is the point of punishment? What is it supposed to accomplish? We’ll look at types of punishment used by parents with children, but first let’s look at punishment as it relates to criminals.
The four most common theories of punishment of criminals are: retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation. (The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law, Edited by Markus D. Dubber and Tatjana Hörnle, Part III, S …