Penology Definition

pē-nŏlə-jē
noun
The study of the reformation and rehabilitation of criminals and of the management of prisons.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
poenology

Other Word Forms of Penology

Noun

Singular:
penology
Plural:
penologies

Origin of Penology

  • Latin poena penalty (from Greek poinē kwei-1 in Indo-European roots) –logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ποινή (poinÄ“, “punishment") and -λογία ("logía, “branch of study", “to speak").

    From Wiktionary

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