Punishment is when something is done to a person (or animal) that they do not like. It may be because they broke a rule. There are many kinds of punishment, from a death penalty for very bad crimes, to thing that parents may do to punish children, like spanking them or taking away their toys. anglo Saxon punishments were twice as harsh as now they had ordeal by fire they
had to pick up a red hot iron bar they had to walk 3 or 4 steps then they would have there hand badges on it and after 3 or 4 day,s if it had heal .d they wood stay alive if it had not they would die. they all are very serious and they will be consent every time
Punishment can be seen as good in society to prevent people from doing bad things. It can also seen as cruel and unnecessary. It can also be seen to do more harm than good.
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- Deirdre Golash (2004). The Case against Punishment: Retribution, Crime Prevention, and the Law. New York: New York University Press. http://www.questia.com/library/117883283/the-case-against-punishment-retribution-crime-prevention.[page needed]