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Penology

The science of prison administration and rehabilitation of criminals.

See: discipline, punishment
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Smart penologists advise: Do make drug treatment available in prison.
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.
Second, and as a corollary of that division of labor, sentencing can be examined through the different sources of its rules and standards, which can be common law rules crafted by judges, statutes drafted by legislatures, regulations promulgated by agencies, or standards articulated by academic experts, like penologists, sociologists, political scientists--the kind of scholars who write in this estimable Journal.
Each section houses the works of many noted criminal justice and social work scholars and penologists, including Joan Petersilia, Karen Knox and Jeffrey Jenson.
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.
5] Interestingly, such arguments sometimes come from penologists of the left[6]--who once had been so critical of treatment-based punishments.
Our leading penologists, if prisons were to be operated as instruments of retributive punishment, would refuse to accept appointments to administer them.