penology definition

  • noun:
    • the analysis, concept, and practice of prison management and criminal rehab.
    • Study of this procedures developed and adopted for the discipline and prevention of criminal activity.
    • The research or art of punishment.
    • The study of punishment for crime, in both its deterrent and in its reformatory aspect; the study associated with the management of prisons.
    • the branch of criminology focused on jail administration and prisoner rehab

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