criminology


crim·i·nol·o·gy

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

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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