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penology n

: a branch of criminology dealing with prison management and the treatment of offenders
pe·no·log·i·cal [pē-nə-lÄ j-ə-kəl]

pe·nol·o·gist [pi-nÄ -lə-jist]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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