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pe·nol·o·gy

also poe·nol·o·gy  (pē-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study, theory, and practice of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.

[Latin poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei- in Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

pe′no·log′i·cal (pē′nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pe′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·nol′o·gist n.

penology

(piːˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Sociology) the branch of the social sciences concerned with the punishment of crime
2. (Law) the science of prison management
Also called: poenology
[C19: from Greek poinē punishment]
penological adj
ˌpenoˈlogically adv
peˈnologist n

pe•nol•o•gy

(piˈnɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the study of the punishment of crime.
2. the study of the management of prisons.
[1830–40; peno- (comb. form representing Greek poinḗ penalty) + -logy]
pe•no•log•i•cal (ˌpin lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
pe•nol′o•gist, n.

penology

1. the science of the punishment of crime.
2. the science of the management of prisons. — penologist, n.
See also: Crime

penology

The study of the punishment of crime and prisons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penology - the branch of criminology concerned with prison management and prisoner rehabilitation
criminology - the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement
Translations

penology

[piːˈnɒlədʒɪ] Nciencia f penal, criminología f

penology

nKriminalpädagogik f
References in periodicals archive ?
The "new punitiveness" has been noted even in countries that traditionally have been penologically liberal, including Canada (Dawn Moore and Kelly Hannah-Moffat, "The Liberal Veil: Revisiting Canadian Penality," in The New Punitiveness, 85-100) and the Nordic countries (Pratt and Erikson, Contrasts in Punishment, 209; Yvonne Jewkes and Jamie Bennett, Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment [Cullompton, UK: Willan, 2007], 202).
65, 131-42 (2003) (criticizing statutes that ban felons from serving on juries as penologically unjustified).
For instance, when a sentence does not appear disproportionate relative to culpability, the Court might employ a deferential rational basis review to determine whether the sentence is penologically justified.