- A person who is skilled in, or practices criminology
From criminology +â€Ž -ist
criminologist - Legal Definition
One who studies the biological and sociological causes and consequences of crime and criminal behavior (such as the effects of mental defects and social environment). See also criminalist.
Variant of criminology
the scientific study and investigation of crime and criminals
Origin of criminology; from Classical Latin crimen, genitive criminis (see crime) + -logy