Criminology meaning

krĭmə-nŏlə-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.

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The scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections.
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The scientific study and investigation of crime and criminals.
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The study of crime and criminals, especially their behaviour.
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Origin of criminology

  • Italian criminologia Latin crīmen crīmin- accusation crime Latin -logia -logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • criminal +‎ -logy

    From Wiktionary