Do you think various forms of punishment can be done in conjunction with one another or should they be independent of one another?

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stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It would be helpful to know what type of punishment(s) you are referring to.

It is not unusual for a conviction for a crime to include more than one form of penalty to be served or performed at the same time. Persons convicted of traffic violations, for example, may have to pay a fine in addition to having a restriction placed on their driving authorization or being required to complete a course of drivers' training classes. Persons may be responsible for doing community service work for a given period of time in addition to paying a fine or reporting to a parole officer periodically.

For persons commiting more serious offenses, it is not unusual for the judgement to set multiple prison terms to be served simultaneously - at the same time.