criminogenic

adjective
crim·​i·​no·​gen·​ic | \ ˌkri-mə-nō-ˈje-nik \

Legal Definition of criminogenic

: producing or leading to crime to narrow the demoralizing and criminogenic abyss between affluent and poor— Elliott Currie

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“Criminogenic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/criminogenic. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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