criminology[krim′ə näl′ə jē]
- 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.
the scientific study and investigation of crime and criminals
Origin of criminology; from Classical Latin crimen, genitive criminis (see crime) + -logy
The scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections.
Origin of criminologyItalian criminologia : Latin crīmen, crīmin-, accusation; see crime + Latin -logia, -logy.
(countable and uncountable, plural criminologies)
criminal + -logy