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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'

No advanced degrees, no master's in criminology , administration, corrections, let alone a doctorate.
Smith, Mitchell Stone City
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
Michelle was shaky, superwhelmed by all this criminology.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers


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