retributive justice


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

noun
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.