retributive justice

retributive justice
/rətrɪbjətɪv ˈdʒʌstəs/ (say ruhtribyuhtiv 'justuhs)

justice which seeks to inflict punishment on a wrongdoer in proportion to the severity of the crime, regardless of whether this produces any social benefits. Compare restorative justice, transformative justice.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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