Types of Punishments:

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penalty – punishment imposed on a wrongdoer, usually in the form of imprisonment or fine.

fine – a monetary penalty imposed as punishment upon a person convicted of a crime.

forfeiture – a divestiture of property without compensation, in consequence of a default or an offense.

restitution – in cases of unjust enrichment (i.e. fraud, theft), compensation paid by a criminal to a victim, ordered as part of a sentence or as a condition of probation.


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