Repressive Law: server punishment for crime committed.Restitutive Law: pay for the crime committed.
In my father opinion, he believes that the best way to stop graffiti on many street in Los Angeles is to have a cop waiting at a location until a tagger shows up. Upon his arrival the cop should shoot the arm or the leg. The result of this is to warn all taggers that graffiti is a crime that has consequenses.
My fathers ideas regarding law is definitely repressive.
Thought this would help someone remember the difference.