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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.
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. The loss of autonomous individual time, the inability to communicate with other prisoners, and the monotony of routine, caused prisoners to develop a sense of an extended present that increased the burden of a long sentence.
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.
Yet Bentham despised Plato, and acknowledged no debt to him, at least so far as penology was concerned.
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Thursday asked the regional directors of the bureau to maintain the hygienic atmosphere of their facilities to combat the spread of the dengue disease.
Jail units nationwide are set to strengthen efforts in raising awareness on the spread of dengue after the government declared a national dengue epidemic, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said Thursday.
The 173-man team is composed of personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Manila Police District (MPD).
A total of 4,929 examinees passed the Fire Officer Examination, while 1,089 others made it in the Penology Officer Examination, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.
An officer of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) XI and his wife were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI in Purok Mabuhay, Barangay Binuangan, Maco, Compostela Valley at 7:10 p.m.