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corrections system

Definition of Corrections System

(noun) System that supervises individuals who have been accused, arrested, or convicted of crimes.

Example of Corrections System

  • A corrections system would assure a convict follows the conditions of their parole.

Corrections System Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: cor·rec·tions sys·tem

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kuhr-rEk-shuhnz sIs-tuhm/
  • British English – /kuh-rEk-shuhnz sIs-tim/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /kəˈrɛkʃənz ˈsɪstəm/
  • British English – /kəˈrɛkʃənz ˈsɪstɪm/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: corrections systems
  • Corrections systems are studied in criminology and penology.
  • Also called:
    • correctional system
    • corrections
    • penal system
  • A (noun) correctional officer works in a corrections system and provides (noun) correctional treatment.

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Cite the Definition of Corrections System

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “corrections system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 16, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/corrections-system/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

corrections system. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/corrections-system/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “corrections system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 16, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/corrections-system/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“corrections system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Jul. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/corrections-system/>.