penology[pē näl′ə jē]
penology definition by Webster's New World
the study of the reformation and rehabilitation of criminals and of the management of prisons
Origin: ; from Classical Latin poena or Classical Greek poinē, punishment (see penal) plush -logy
penology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The study, theory, and practice of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.
Origin: Latin poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei-1 in Indo-European roots) + -logy.
- peˌno·logˈi·cal adjective
- peˌno·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- pe·nolˈo·gist noun