Definition of Penology

1. Noun. The branch of criminology concerned with prison management and prisoner rehabilitation.

Exact synonyms: Poenology
Generic synonyms: Criminology
Derivative terms: Penologist



Definition of Penology

1. n. The science or art of punishment.

Definition of Penology

1. Noun. (study Study) of the processes devised and adopted for the punishment and prevention of crime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Penology

1. the science of the punishment of crime [n -GIES]

Medical Definition of Penology

1. The science or art of punishment. Alternative forms: poenology. Origin: Gr, or L. Poena, punishment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penology

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Literary usage of Penology

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1. The Individualization of Punishment by Raymond Saleilles (1911)
"Historical Review of the Italian Movement in penology. § 36. ... What Italian penology has accomplished. § 35. Historical Review of the Italian Movement in ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1905)
"Histoire de la colonisation pénale. Évreux, 1859. Boira, RM Prisoners and paupers. NY and Lond., 1893, pp. sia The science of penology, ib., 1901. ..."

3. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"penology IN EUROPE AND AMERICA.* BY SAMUEL J. BARROWS. ONE of the most important and evident results of the work of John Howard and the agitation which he ..."

4. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1871)
"CATALOGUE OF WORKS ON CRIMINAL LAW, penology AND PRISON DISCIPLINE. A committee of six was appointed by the congress " to prepare a list of books in the ..."

5. Society and Prisons by Thomas Mott Osborne (1916)
"THE NEW penology |iX)R more than a hundred years a solution _T of the prison problem had been sought in vain; some system which should treat criminals in ..."

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