penology
pe·nol·o·gy /pi-'nä-lə-jē/ n: a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders
pe·no·log·i·cal /ˌpē-nə-'läj-ə-kəl/ adj
pe·nol·o·gist /pi-'nä-lə-jist/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

penology
index discipline (punishment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


penology
The science of prison administration and rehabilitation of criminals.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


penology
The science of prison administration and rehabilitation of criminals.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • penology — penological /peen l oj i keuhl/, adj. penologist, n. /pee nol euh jee/, n. 1. the study of the punishment of crime, in both its deterrent and its reformatory aspects. 2. the study of the management of prisons. Also, poenology. [1830 40; peno… …   Universalium

  • penology — noun Etymology: Greek poinē penalty + English logy more at pain Date: 1838 a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders • penological adjective • penologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • penology — noun of the processes devised and adopted for the punishment and prevention of crime …   Wiktionary

  • penology — pe·nol·o·gy pi näl ə jē n, pl gies a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders pe·no·log·i·cal .pē nə läj i kəl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • penology — Synonyms and related words: castigation, chastening, chastisement, condign punishment, correction, deserts, disciplinary measures, discipline, ferule, infliction, judgment, judicial punishment, nemesis, pains, pains and punishments, pay, payment …   Moby Thesaurus

  • penology — pe|nol|o|gy [pi:ˈnɔlədʒi US ˈna:l ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: poena; PENAL] the study of prisons and the punishment of criminals >penologist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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