(noun) The branch of criminology concerned with prisons and prisoners.
Audio Pronunciation: (pe·nol·o·gy)
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- Variant form: poenology
- A (noun) penologist studies (adjective) penologic or (adjective) penologistic or (adjective) penological data to understand prisons (adverb) penologically.
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How to Cite the Definition of Penology
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “penology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (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 December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/penology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“penology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/penology/>.