Definition of penology noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

penology

 noun
noun
NAmE//piˈnɑlədʒi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the scientific study of the punishment of criminals and the operation of prisons
NAmE//piˈnɑlədʒɪst//
 
noun
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