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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.
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Noun1.penologist - a person who studies the theory and practice of prison management
social scientist - someone expert in the study of human society and its personal relationships
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Translations

penologist

[piːˈnɒlədʒɪst] Npenalista mf, criminólogo/a m/f
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penologist

nKriminalpädagoge m, → Kriminalpädagogin f
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According to the court,"...the appellant's own expert penologist conceded that [sheriff] Peed's policies met the standards of both the Virginia Board of Corrections and the American Correctional Association."
At least since the writings of the 18th-century political theorist and penologist Cesare Beccaria, penal codes have been intended to work as mechanisms of representation.
Then follows a section on how to think like a penologist and a bibliography of introductory texts.
He encountered only their metaphor, the Penologist, who was the operator of the crimes - the crimes indisputably synonymous to punishments in this case - that were performed on these dates.
"Every place that I have examined where community policing has occurred, there has been a dramatic drop in crime, particularly in violent crime," says Marvin Wolfgang, the noted University of Pennsylvania penologist.
Also troublesome is the policy's over-ambitiousness of aim: supporters of present drug policies speak of making the Nordic countries a 'drug-free zone' -- whereas what serious penologist could suggest that the region be made 'burglary-free' or 'assault-free'?
According to the court, "...the appellant's own expert penologist conceded that [sheriff] Peed's policies met the standards of both the Virginia Board of Corrections and the American Correctional Association." (Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, Virginia)
- To act as a "penologist" in the total personality evaluation of the individual in terms of prognosis.
It is not so much public opinion as public officials that need educations." Holland gives no note for this letter, having noted earlier that "Ives was a poet, penologist and low-key homosexual." What he doesn't mention is that (according to McKenna) Ives had sex at least once with both Oscar Wilde and Bosie.
Italy's foremost penologist, Cesare Beccaria, was among the first to outline a regime based on equality and devoid of unwarranted disparity (p.
The penologist Michael Tonry has in recent years argued that a series of moral panics caused the precipitous rise in the American prison population.
As late as 1889, prominent penologist Ivan Foinitskii succinctly wrote that they "simply do not exist." (13) Although this statement oversimplifies the situation, prisons with libraries were at this time the exception rather than the rule.