nonpunitive

adjective
non·pu·ni·tive | \ ˌnän-ˈpyü-nə-tiv \

Definition of nonpunitive 

: not inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment : not punitive nonpunitive drug policies taking nonpunitive measures

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There does appear to be some connection between the use of administrative segregation — a nonpunitive form of solitary confinement — and suicide attempts. Keri Blakinger, San Antonio Express-News, "Suicide attempts have more than doubled in Texas prisons," 7 Feb. 2018 A need in NOLA Taking a nonpunitive approach with students whose behavior might provoke suspensions and expulsions in mainstream schools, the program prioritizes behavioral skills over academic progress. Lucy Schouten, The Christian Science Monitor, "For children who have faced serious trauma, a place to learn," 14 June 2017 Airlines will continue that process, along with voluntary, nonpunitive reporting of pilot mistakes. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Airlines Tap Trove of Flight Data to Give a ‘Virtually Instant’ Review of Pilots’ Skills," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of nonpunitive

1863, in the meaning defined above

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