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Penology

The science of prison administration and rehabilitation of criminals.

See: discipline, punishment
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News of the mishap further galvanized Wichern's opponents, who now included the entire liberal establishment--the liberal press, important penologists such as Mittermaier and Holtzendorff, and famous prison directors from Baden and Saxony.
For want of more promising method of reducing crime, penologists proposed using actuarial predictions to maximize the amount of crime prevented by locking up a given number of prisoners.
Although the damning facts were in print and known to penologists, officials unanimously claimed "it may be a problem elsewhere, but not in our well-run system.
What does make sense is something penologists have understood for years.
With NIBRS, lawmakers, academicians, sociologists, penologists, and the American public can now better assess the Nation's crime problem by using the extensive data supplied by the law enforcement community.
From the first incarnations of the carceral project more than two centuries ago, reformers and penologists earnestly turned their attention to the construction of 'Christian gentlemen' and 'respectable ladies'.
2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site partners with nationally recognized penologists and educators to present an ongoing discussion series about crime, justice, and the American prison system.
It was BG Crowder who, after lengthy consultation with sociologists and penologists, convinced the Army--and the Congress--to create the U.
However, as critical penologists would object, whenever the effectiveness of punishment is advocated--even under the impulse to target "new" powerful offenders--the punitive system as a whole always receives legitimation and the "old" conventional, powerless offenders are invariably targeted.
The `contemporary standard of decency' against which the death penalty must be tested, however, is that of the community, not that of its scientists, penologists, or jurists.
A few penologists belong to the tougher-than-nails school.
5] Interestingly, such arguments sometimes come from penologists of the left[6]--who once had been so critical of treatment-based punishments.