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penal reformnoun [C or U]

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the ​attempt to ​improve the ​system of ​legalpunishment: She is a ​spokesperson for the Howard League for Penal Reform.
(Definition of penal reform from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “penal reform”
in Chinese (Simplified) 刑罚改革…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刑罰改革…
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