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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
penologype‧nol‧o‧gy /piːˈnɒlədʒi $ -ˈnɑːl-/ noun [uncountable]  SCthe study of prisons and the punishment of criminalspenologist noun [countable]
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penologyThese are key ideas in the dominant ideology of patriarchy which have much wider currency and impact than in penology.His philosophy was embodied in the declaration of principles at Cincinnati in 1877, founding modern penology.Conventional histories of penology tend to represent these developments in penal thought and practice as rational, progressive, scientific and humane.But this probably reflects negatively on penology and penologists rather than on Weber and his thought.We shall concentrate briefly on those aspects of Weber's sociology which have the most obvious relevance to penology.
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