pe·nol·o·gy also poe·nol·o·gy (pē-nŏlə-jē)
The study, theory, and practice of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.
[Latin poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -LOGY.]
pe′no·logi·cal (pē′nə-lŏjĭ-kəl) adj.
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