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criminologist (ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪst) 



  1. a person who studies the criminal mind and criminal behaviour, law enforcement, scientifically

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 'criminologist'

"It is becoming very difficult not to link the two," said Jean-Pierre Bouchard, a psychologist and criminologist.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
' Richard Kinsey, 53, a former criminologist at Edinburgh University, who suffers from MS, echoed Mrs Ivol's complaint.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Francesco Bruno, a leading criminologist , said he was increasingly convinced by the evidence.
The Australian (2004)
He approached the famous criminologist , now established as the director of the scientific police laboratory at Lyon.
Deborah Cadbury THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)
It was some criminologist who was sure of Miss Carson's innocence.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal
LEADING criminologist Prof Paul Wilson said courts `quite rightly "did not consider the cultural background of offenders in punishment.
Misc (1995)


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