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Penology is the study of punishments in relation to the crime and the management of prisons. A Penologist is a social scientist who studies the theory and methods of punishment of crime.

Introduction to Penology


A serious injury to an individual is considered an injury to the society itself and hence the punishing authority is transferred from individual to the State.

Police System

Criminal Law Courts

Prisons & Prison Reforms

  • Definition of Prison, Prisoner
  • Prison Administration and Prison Officials
  • Open Prisons
  • Evolution of Prison System
  • Prison reforms in India
  • Classification of Prisoners
  • Prison Discipline
  • Offences
  • Pennsylvania Jail System / Auburn Jail System
  • Prisons Act, 1894

Correctional Administration

Police & Courts



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