Definition of Punitiveness

1. Noun. The state or condition of being punitive. ¹



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Definition of Punitiveness

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Literary usage of Punitiveness

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1. In England & Wales 1981-86 by Patrick A. Langan (1999)
"Consequently, • A positive correlation between punishment and crime trends was interpreted as possible evidence that increasing punitiveness does not reduce ..."

2. Enhancing Capacities and Confronting Controversies in Criminal Justice edited by Linda N. Ruder (1994)
"Measuring punitiveness What are the data, then, on these five measures of punitiveness? This first graph gives some sense of what l call "the big picture. ..."

3. Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1996-1997 Lecture Series by James Q. Wilson, Peter Reuter, Mark H. Moore, Cathy S. Widom, Norval Morris (1998)
"The most striking characteristics of the US response to illicit drugs in the last decade have been its scale and punitiveness. The Federal Government spends ..."

4. Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives by Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel (1998)
"Parents' exposure to community violence correlated statistically significantly not only with punitiveness, but also with parental victimization during both ..."

5. Trends, Risk, & Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third edited by Carolyn Block (1995)
"... associations were also negative. Boys who perceived frequent punishment for wrongdoing were the least delinquent. For punitiveness, associations were ..."

6. Community Corrections in America: New Directions & Sounder Investments for edited by Arthur J. Lurigio (1999)
"Practices in supervising offenders with mental illness should never result in increases in the punitiveness beyond that which is allowable for the offense. ..."

7. Prevention of Mental Disorders, Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Children and edited by David Shaffer (1996)
"Aggression in boys is more likely to be met with parental punitiveness or backing away; and both types of responses are liable to increase the likelihood of ..."

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