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MimimimiMimi94 MimimimiMimi94 22-25, F 10 Answers Jun 19, 2012

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Well, it could be good or bad. For every crime that is committed, there needs to be a punishment of some sort put into place so that the offender knows that it's not ok to keep offending. However, not all punishments deter the criminal from committing a heinous act. For a remorseful soul, punishment may just work, but for the others who could care less about punishment....is there really anything that will save them? Some people were born to be bad. I used to believe that there is good in everyone, but people have proven me wrong!

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I think punishment is necessary or the world would be out of order because everyone can do whatever they want without having to deal with the consequence.

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I was punished a lot (in this day he'd have went to prison) by my father for doing things like smoking, stealing, starting fires when I was really young, it did not stop this behaviour in fact I found solice in it. Only in later life I knew what I was doing was wrong but realised it was because I had 'some control', in my younger days, as I was not listened too or loved. But hey ho live still had to go on.

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negative reinforcement and association. check out theorist Bandura. He did soem interesting studies which turned out to have major ethical problems. involved making a loud noise behind a child's head every time it looked at a rabbit. the result was that every time the child saw a rabbit he would burst out crying. associating the rabbit with a loud scary noise. to punish someone for something makes them not do it again because they associate it with something bad rather than developing cognitive understanding of why they should/should not do it (or a conscience). look at me with my big head. :S

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negatively. unless its habit. then its just annoying

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I hit my kids so hard once it bruised there teeth.LOL

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In reduces the frequency of the behavior.

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