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criminology (ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ Pronunciation for criminology



  1. the scientific study of crime, criminal behaviour, law enforcement, etc See also penology

Derived Forms

criminological (ˌkrɪmɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl Pronunciation for criminological , ˌcriminoˈlogic adjective
ˌcriminoˈlogically adverb
ˌcrimiˈnologist noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin crimin- crime, -logy

Example Sentences Including 'criminology'

"It may catch people with criminal records, it may not," says the University of Ottawa criminology professor.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
Could Helen's famous Jacob bail her out, talk about murderers he had known as an aspect of classic criminology ?
Delman, David Death of a Nymph
From this point of view, the mere emergence of radical criminology represented a crisis within mainstream criminology (Inciardi, 1980).
de Haan, Willem The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition
Melissa Munn, a criminology instructor at Northwest Community College in Terrace, B. C., has tried to confirm that 32 women are missing.
CBC (2004)
Michelle was shaky, superwhelmed by all this criminology.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
Miss Cameron, who is continuing her studies in criminology at the University of Glamorgan, hopes to join the police.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
No advanced degrees, no master's in criminology , administration, corrections, let alone a doctorate.
Smith, Mitchell Stone City


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