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criminology

noun crim·i·nol·o·gy \ˌkri-mə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

: the study of crime, criminals, and the punishment of criminals

Full Definition of CRIMINOLOGY

:  the scientific study of crime as a social phenomenon, of criminals, and of penal treatment
crim·i·no·log·i·cal \-mə-nəl-ˈä-ji-kəl\ adjective
crim·i·no·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
crim·i·nol·o·gist \ˌkri-mə-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of CRIMINOLOGY

Italian criminologia, from Latin crimin-, crimen + Italian -o- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1872

criminology

noun crim·i·nol·o·gy \ˌkrim-ə-ˈnäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural crim·i·nol·o·gies

Medical Definition of CRIMINOLOGY

:  the scientific study of crime as a social phenomenon, of criminals, and of penal treatment
crim·i·no·log·i·cal \-ən-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\ adjective
crim·i·no·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
crim·i·nol·o·gist \ˌkrim-ə-ˈnäl-ə-jəst\ noun

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