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a theory of punishment that is retributive in nature and involves giving out a punishment that the offender deserves, without considering other factors, such as rehabilitation.

Also known as 'just deserts.'
Judge Tough does not believe in rehabilitation -- he only subscribes to the desert theory of punishment.
by JustDeserts November 24, 2010
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The Theory that: If one were ever lost for an extended period of time in a desert, that if you were to see any member of the opposite sex you would automatically be attracted to them due to sexual deperation.

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going to an all boys school is rough...im attracted more and more everyday to my 55 year old math teacher, it's not my fault, im just conforming to the desert theory.
by Thomas F August 31, 2007
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