- the study of the punishment of crime, in both its deterrent and its reformatory aspects.
- the study of the management of prisons.
Origin of penology
Examples from the Web for penology
There are experts who write on penology, and I read them as well.Reading Prison Novels In Prison
May 24, 2014
I don't know much about penology, but that's the way I'd do it.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
This message from my pen is not a work on criminology or penology.After Prison - What?
Maud Ballington Booth
The interesting possibilities of this Color Theory in penology and in the regulation of domestic affairs, did not escape Leighton.The Gilded Man
Are they specimens of “the criminal” we have had pictured to us in so many works on “Penology”?Within Prison Walls
Thomas Mott Osborne
Penology has indeed engaged our attention, but criminology has been almost practically ignored by us.
- the branch of the social sciences concerned with the punishment of crime
- the science of prison management
Word Origin and History for penology
"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.