When his opportunity came, his audience did not consist of judge or jury, doctor, lawyer or penologist.
We shall have the author of Jack Sheppard start as a penologist soon.
The last is well known to every penologist and explicable in general psychological terms.
"study of punishment and crime prevention," 1838, coined apparently by Francis Lieber, corresponding member of the Philadephia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, from pen- as in penitentiary (ultimately from Latin poena "penalty, punishment;" see penal) + -ology "study of." Related: Penologist; penological.