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The scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections.

[Italian criminologia : Latin crīmen, crīmin-, accusation; see crime + Latin -logia, -logy.]

crim′i·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
crim′i·no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
crim′i·nol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.criminological - of or relating to or involved in criminology
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He abstracted the severed head of Becker on some criminological excuse, and took it home in his official box.
This textbook covers the essential topics of criminological theory in a more brief manner than larger texts on the topic.
The book comprises of more than 80 critical essays and research-based articles on a variety of subjects, including history, security issues, social problems, international affairs, Pak-US relations, Afghanistan and the war against terror, biographical sketches, mysticism, Saudi Arabia's new role, book reviews, policing and criminological issues, and satire, says a press release.
Fasihuddin (PSP) is the President of Pakistan Society of Criminology and Editor-in-Chief of the HEC-recognized Pakistan Journal of Criminology which he established in 2008 for promoting criminological studies and policing sciences in Pakistan and for raising the image of Pakistan in the global community of academics and researchers.
The issues and concerns it raised are featured in widely adopted contemporary textbooks in introductory sociology (Schaefer 2010; Witt 2010), criminology (Brown, Esbensen, and Geis 2013; Siegel 2007), and criminological theory (Lilly, Cullen, and Ball 2011; Void, Bernard, and Snipes 2002).
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Prequalification are invited for National Consultant to support the development of the utomated Informational System for the Record of Crimes Register of Forensic and Criminological Data of the General Prosecutor Office.
It provides an introduction to economic theory and analysis, and demonstrates how economics informs, and has further potential to inform, understanding in various areas of criminological concern.
A poll conducted by Egypt's Al Ahram National Centre for Social and Criminological Research regarding the current presidential candidates has indicated that the former Egyptian FM, Dr.
Those are a complex set of criminological factors that I would need to be satisfied had been dealt with before I would even consider him for parole.
The book features more than 80 sample litigation forms in print and on CD for easy use and customization, as well as special sections on criminological terms and terrorism issues.
Various criminological theories are located chronologically in the context of one of these different traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and model are identified.