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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.
Her other research interests include criminological theory, corporate crime, gender/race/class and crime, and environmental justice.
They cover background and history of the Internet and unauthorized network access; a survey of problems controversies, and solutions from the perspective of those who would put an end to hacking; criminological perspectives; and an examination of important issues pertaining to data and documents.
Chapter 1 presents a review of the criminological and feminist literature on the prisons (both male and female).
I thought in the seventies, and I think today, that the people who were truly radical were the shock troops of the new criminological Right, whose views, properly discredited for decades, took off like a rocket in the 1970s and 1980s.
Focal points of the curriculum extend to basic criminological theory, as well as in-depth study of the law enforcement function and the judicial and legislative branches of government.
The papers provide examples of the importation of statistical methods from other fields to criminology, the adaptation of such methods to special criminological problems through introspection, and the development of new innovative statistical approaches.
Rossmo has published several criminological and policing articles, book chapters, and a textbook.
They review the criminological data on rape, sexual coercion, stalking, sexual harassment, retaliation against men who resist sexual assault/abuse, and the instrumental use of false rape allegations.
It is not a book about animal justice or personhood, though the issues crop up, since it is a criminological take on animal harm.
The focus here is social and psychological theory, methods of criminological research, and criminal behavior as such.
Understanding criminological research; a guide to data analysis.