Writing down 100 lines, standing in the corner, or getting a spanking. We’ve all made mistakes before, and we’ve all received punishment in some way. But how do you ensure there’s a balance between mistakes and punishments? After all, being put on death row for a grammatical error seems quite extreme. Should everyone who violates the law get a fine then? 1000 euros means nothing to some people but is almost a month’s salary to others. What constitutes a mistake? And what’s the right punishment?