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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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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
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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.
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penology

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

The study of the punishment of crime and prisons.
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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
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Translations

penology

[piːˈnɒlədʒɪ] Nciencia f penal, criminología f
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penology

nKriminalpädagogik f
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The Bureau of Jail and Management Penology (BJMP) expects a drop in its jail congestion rate nationwide - from 369,60% to 137.28% - as soon as the construction of new facilities could be finished.
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The suspects then disarmed a guard of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) securing the former mayor.
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The Bureau of Jail and Penology Management (BJMP) XI yesterday dismissed reports that a riot erupted inside the Davao City jail in Barangay Ma-a during the conduct of the Oplan Greyhound operation last Saturday.
According to principles of penology, an offence has to be first defined before it is made punishable.
The editors have organized the twenty-three selections that make up the main body of the text in five parts devoted to childrenAEs rights, genocide, international organization, new penology, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
The rhetorical (and, possibly, jurisprudential) appeal of this strain of historical dualism--summonsing the memory of a just and revolutionary "tradition" of penology (or at least a certain strain of a just and revolutionary tradition of penology in the United States)--is clear.
Scholars of law, criminology, and penology explore the policy, practice, and underlying principles of releasing sentenced prisoners from prison in 13 individual European countries.
Those with interests in penology, sociology, social anthropology and history will find The Medieval Prison, which recreates the life of medieval prisons in Venice, Florence and Bologna, a valuable reference on the often neglected fields of medieval penological and legal history.