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penology

the science of prison management

penology

the systematic study of punishment, particularly imprisonment. The term was coined in the 19th-century along with the reorganization of the prison system and at a time of much debate about the purposes of imprisonment. In part, the introduction of the term reflected a ‘positivistic’ belief that a 'scientific’ solution could be found to many human problems. See also FOUCAULT, PANOPTICAN.
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For all its enlightened vocational classes, educational programs, psychiatric services, and other innovative programs, the rehabilitative penology of the Progressive Era was always, both in theory and in practice, intended for white prisoners.
For both the correctional institutions under the Bureau of Corrections and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, from 2011 to 2013, the consistent top three causes of deaths were pulmonary tuberculosis, myocardial infarction, and cardiac/cardio respiratory arrest.
I highly recommend this book, especially to those interested in a history of penology.
Ordered uniformity, separation, and silence were central components of classical penology.
Eastern State modified these practices over the years as new theories on penology altered the beliefs of those working in the field of corrections.
Indeed, the "aimlessness and cynicism" that characterizes contemporary American penology may be due to the fact that it has lost its emphasis on a "theological understanding of person and society" (p.
Contributors were chosen not only for their knowledge of penology, but also for their knowledge of the relevant geopolitical region.
That year is, in fact, in the middle of the great stagnant era in penology which ran from 1926 to 1949 and to cease analysis in 1939 is rather like coitus interruptus.
During their interrogation, both suspects claimed they got their supply from a certain Werjun Tanate, who turned out to be a detainee at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology district jail.
There is a course called penology which is about the study of the reformation and rehabilitation of criminals and of the management of prisons.
It is meant to complement a formal study of penology with hints, tips and summaries of main themes and issues.
Scholars of law, criminology, and penology explore the policy, practice, and underlying principles of releasing sentenced prisoners from prison in 13 individual European countries.