The definition of criminology is a field of scientific study focused on crimes and criminals.noun
When you study the underlying causes of crime, this is an example of criminology.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: < L crimen, gen. criminis (see crime) + -logy
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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