Penology
Penology Pe*nol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ?, or L. poena, punishment + -logy.] The science or art of punishment. [Written also {p[oe]nology}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • 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. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Penology — (from the Latin poena , punishment ) comprises penitentiary science: that concerned with the processes devised and adopted for the punishment, repression, and prevention of crime, and the treatment of prisoners.Contemporary penology concerns… …   Wikipedia

  • penology — study of punishment and crime prevention, 1838, from Gk. poine fine, penalty, L. poena penalty, punishment (see PENAL (Cf. penal)) + OLOGY (Cf. ology) study of …   Etymology dictionary

  • penology — [pē näl′ə jē] n. [< L poena or Gr poinē, punishment (see PENAL) + LOGY] the study of the reformation and rehabilitation of criminals and of the management of prisons penological [pē΄nə läj′i kəl] adj. penologist n …   English World dictionary

  • 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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