Meaning of penological in English:

penological

Pronunciation /piːnəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/

adjective

See penology

‘That decision made clear courts would defer to prison administrators so long as they were acting out of legitimate penological interests.’
  • ‘Although written like a novel, contemporary material is extensively used to bring out the 19th century penological penchant for capital punishment.’
  • ‘For most of the 20th century it was penological orthodoxy in the United States that juvenile offenders presented a special case and needed special courts, procedures, and treatment options.’
  • ‘Its policy, he wrote, ‘is reasonably related to legitimate penological interests.’’
  • ‘Certainly parole was an effort to demonstrate to critics that she was moving in accord with modern penological opinion.’