Penology meaning

pē-nŏlə-jē
The study, theory, and practice of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.
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The study of the reformation and rehabilitation of criminals and of the management of prisons.
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Study of the processes devised and adopted for the punishment and prevention of crime.
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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