Definition of Penology
(noun) The branch of criminology concerned with prisons and prisoners.
Example of Penology
- Interviewing prisoners on conditions at the facility they are in.
- American English – /pi-nAHl-uh-jee/
- British English – /pee-nOl-uh-jee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /piˈnɑlədʒi/
- British English – /piːˈnɒlədʒi/
- Plural: penologies
- Variant spelling: poenology
- A (noun) penologist studies (adjective) penologic or (adjective) penologistic or (adjective) penological data to understand prisons (adverb) penologically.
- Crime and Law Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “penology” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “penology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/penology/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
penology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/penology/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “penology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/penology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“penology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/penology/>.