Meaning of penology

pe•nol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (pē-nol'u-jē), [key]
— n.
  1. the study of the punishment of crime, in both its deterrent and its reformatory aspects.
  2. the study of the management of prisons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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