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1 Assignment 1 Carlyss Lewis CJ 541 Seminar in Penology Grambling State University Dr. Kashley Brown May 24, 2020
2 Research what is penology? What is the difference in penology and prisons? Difference in penology and parole? criminology? Penology originated from the Latin word poena, " punishment" and the Greek suffix -logia, "study of". Francis Lieber was the sociologist who coined the term. Simply put penology is "the study of the punishment of crime and prison management". Penology is concerned with the effectiveness of those social processes devised and adopted for the prevention of crime, via the repression or inhibition of criminal intent via the fear of punishment. The study of penology therefore deals with the treatment of prisoners and the subsequent rehabilitation of convicted criminals. It also encompasses aspects of probation (rehabilitation of offenders in the community) as well as penitentiary science relating to the secure detention and retraining of offenders committed to secure institutions. Penology is more than just prison management, with a better definition stating that it’s the study of punishment (in all its guises) and the penal system. Part of the wider Criminal Justice System, which is

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