Origin of penology
Examples from the Web for penological
You may think crucifixion has gone out of penological style.Barbarism Watch: Saudi Arabia Still Uses Crucifixion|David Frum|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is in itself a clear evidence of the demand that exists for penological reform.A Plea for the Criminal|James Leslie Allan Kayll
British Dictionary definitions for penological
Word Origin for penology
Word Origin and History for penological
"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.