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criminology

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

Simple Definition of criminology

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of criminology

  1. :  the scientific study of crime as a social phenomenon, of criminals, and of penal treatment

criminological

play \-mə-nəl-ˈä-ji-kəl\ adjective

criminologically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

criminologist

play \ˌkri-mə-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

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Criminology includes the study of all aspects of crime and law enforcement—criminal psychology, the social setting of crime, prohibition and prevention, investigation and detection, capture and punishment. Thus, many of the people involved—legislators, social workers, probation officers, judges, etc.—could possibly be considered criminologists, though the word usually refers only to scholars and researchers.

Origin and Etymology of criminology

Italian criminologia, from Latin crimin-, crimen + Italian -o- + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1872


Medical Dictionary

criminology

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noun crim·i·nol·o·gy \ˌkrim-ə-ˈnäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of criminology

plural

criminologies

  1. :  the scientific study of crime as a social phenomenon, of criminals, and of penal treatment

criminological

\-ən-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\play adjective

criminologically

\-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

criminologist

\ˌkrim-ə-ˈnäl-ə-jəst\play noun



Law Dictionary

criminology

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

Legal Definition of criminology

  1. :  the scientific study of crime as a social phenomenon, of criminals, and of penal treatment

criminological

\ˌkri-mə-nə-ˈlä-jə-kəl\ play adjective

criminologically

adverb

criminologist

\ˌkri-mə-ˈnä-lə-jist\ play noun



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