criminogenesis

noun

crim·​i·​no·​genesis
¦krimə(ˌ)nō+
variants or crimogenesis
¦krīmə+
: the origin of crime

Word History

Etymology

criminogenesis, New Latin, from Latin crimin-, crimen crime + New Latin -o- + -genesis; crimogenesis, New Latin, alteration of criminogenesis

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“Criminogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminogenesis. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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