The study, theory, and practice of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.
The study of the reformation and rehabilitation of criminals and of the management of prisons.
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 Ï€Î¿Î¹Î½Î® (poinÄ“, “punishment") and -Î»Î¿Î³Î¯Î± ("logÃa, “branch of study", “to speak").