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    penalize/ punish

    Which is correct?

    It is important to penalize/ punish and create deterrence by arresting the perpetrator or the gang's members in order that no potential criminal will be motivated to carry out crimes.

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    Re: penalize/ punish

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    My choice is "punish".
    In addition my way of saying the same is below
    It is important to punish a perpetrator or the gang members in order to deterrent them from carrying out crimes.

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