Definitions to Penology

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Penology is the study of punishment in relation to the crime. Here are some definitions of Penology given by popular penologists.

  • F Lieber: It is a branch of criminal science which occupies itself, or ought to do so with the punishment of the criminal.
  • Dr P K Sen: It lays down the fundamental principles that should guide the State, or the sovereign authority in framing its schemes of punishment.

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