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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

Full Definition of criminology

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

crim·i·no·log·i·cal play \-mə-nəl-ˈä-ji-kəl\ adjective
crim·i·no·log·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
crim·i·nol·o·gist play \ˌkri-mə-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin 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 crim·i·nol·o·gies

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

  2. crim·i·no·log·i·cal \-ən-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\play adjective
    crim·i·no·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
    crim·i·nol·o·gist \ˌkrim-ə-ˈnäl-ə-jəst\play noun




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