(noun) System that supervises individuals who have been accused, arrested, or convicted of crimes.
Audio Pronunciation: (cor·rec·tions sys·tem)
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- Plural: corrections systems
- Corrections systems are studied in criminology and penology.
- Also called:
- correctional system
- penal system
- A (noun) correctional officer works in a corrections system and provides (noun) correctional treatment.
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How to Cite the Definition of Corrections System
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “corrections system.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (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 December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/corrections-system/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“corrections system.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/corrections-system/>.