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  • n. Plural form of penologist.


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  • At the risk of screwing up the Catskills joke if one of the three penologists is Irish, I'm with

    The Corner on National Review Online

  • Some penologists worry that the lack of space will not only exacerbate existing problems -- for example, fights stemming from lesbian jealousies -- but provoke the women into new forms of aggression.

    Women In Jail: Unequal Justice

  • Visits and studies by penologists, representatives of the press, and others are numerous.

    60 Years Ago in The Atlantic

  • This was how we learned that after wanting to know what happened within our Temples, the white law agencies 'second major concern was the thing that I believe still ranks today as a big worry among America's penologists: the steadily increasing rate at which black convicts embrace Islam.

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • The Director of the Psychopathic Institute of the Juvenile Court in Chicago has, however, not only avoided this danger but has given psychologists, jurists, and penologists such a report of his five years work as not one of them can afford to overlook.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Just how far exemplary punishment should be used in society as a deterrent to crime is a disputed question among penologists.

    Sociology and Modern Social Problems

  • That bill I got through the assembly separating hardened criminals from those susceptible of reform -- the indeterminate sentence law -- was praised by penologists all over the country.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

  • "A thoughtful and thought suggesting book -- well worthy of consideration by penologists, whether specialists or amateurs."

    Crime and Its Causes

  • We cannot lease the community's real estate to hell, for building hell houses and carrying on hell business, supported by our taxes and advocated by our courts and praised (or "reformed") by our penologists -- we cannot do that without meeting the consequences.

    The Subterranean Brotherhood

  • Meanwhile, scores of animated humanitarians, penologists, criminologists, theorists and idealists have consulted, resolved, recommended, and agitated, striking hard but in the dark, and most of their blows going wide.

    The Subterranean Brotherhood


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