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crim·i·nol·o·gy

 (krĭm′ə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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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criminology

(ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Law) the scientific study of crime, criminal behaviour, law enforcement, etc. See also penology
[C19: from Latin crimin- crime, -logy]
criminological, ˌcriminoˈlogic adj
ˌcriminoˈlogically adv
ˌcrimiˈnologist n
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crim•i•nol•o•gy

(ˌkrɪm əˈnɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the sociological study of crime and criminals.
[1855–60; < Latin crīmin-, s. of crīmen (see crime) + -o- + -logy]
crim`i•no•log′i•cal (-nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
crim`i•no•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
crim`i•nol′o•gist, n.
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criminology

the scientific study of crime and criminals. — criminologist, n. — criminologic, criminological, adj.
See also: Crime
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criminology

The study of crime and the behavior of criminals.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.criminology - the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement
sociology - the study and classification of human societies
penology, poenology - the branch of criminology concerned with prison management and prisoner rehabilitation
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Translations
kriminologiarikosoppi
kriminologija

criminology

[ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ] Ncriminología f
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criminology

[ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒi] ncriminologie f
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criminology

nKriminologie f
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criminology

[ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ] ncriminologia
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References in periodicals archive ?
Ranging from love memoirs to political criminology, this literary thoroughfare contains an array of anecdotes that act as a throwback to old myths, historical incidents, daily struggles and political games.
The first involves the reclaiming and reinvigoration of a notion of social justice appropriate to late-modern politics and the second takes an established proposition for a "political criminology" (Carlen, 1996) and elaborates it further to contribute to a proposal for a "public criminology." Let us first return to our earlier discussion of O'Malley (1999).
I was reminded of Jamal's desperation as I read Pat Carlen's Jigsaw: A Political Criminology of Youth Homelessness and shuddered at what appears to be a global phenomenon of increasing homelessness among children and young adults in the `first world' (homeless children are nothing new in the `third world') and the requisite survivalism (including criminal acts) that accompanies life on the street.