- The definition of criminology is a field of scientific study focused on crimes and criminals.
When you study the underlying causes of crime, this is an example of criminology.
criminology definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin crimen, genitive criminis (see crime) plush -logy
criminology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Italian criminologia : Latin crīmen, crīmin-, accusation; see crime + Latin -logia, -logy.
- crimˌi·no·logˈi·cal adjective
- crimˌi·no·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- crimˌi·nolˈo·gist noun