Definition of penologist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

penologist

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//piːˈnɒlədʒɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//piːˈnɑːlədʒɪst//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈnɒlədʒɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːlədʒɪst//
 
 
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a person who studies the punishment of criminals and the operation of prisons (= penology)