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 things that parents may do to punish children, like spanking them or taking away their toys.
- Deirdre Golash (2004). The Case against Punishment: Retribution, Crime Prevention, and the Law. New York: New York University Press.[page needed]