Definition of Criminology

1. Noun. The scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement.

Generic synonyms: Sociology
Specialized synonyms: Penology, Poenology
Derivative terms: Criminological, Criminologist



Definition of Criminology

1. n. A treatise on crime or the criminal population.

Definition of Criminology

1. Noun. The study of crime and criminals, especially their behaviour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Criminology

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Medical Definition of Criminology

1. The study of crime and criminals with special reference to the personality factors and social conditions leading toward, or away from crime. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminology

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criminogenic
criminogenically
criminological
criminologies
criminologist
criminologists
criminology (current term)
criminous
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crimp
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crimped
crimper
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crimpier

Literary usage of Criminology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1911)
"SLA Drachms, A. Alphabetical list of works upon criminology in the English ... A systematical list of the principal works on criminal law and criminology. ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1895)
"He has also carefully studied the somewhat abundant literature on criminology that has been published during the last few years. ..."

3. Modern Theories of Criminality by Constancio Bernaldo de QuirĂ³s, Alfonso de Salvio (1911)
"... I. criminology. I. ORIGINS. Section i. BEGINNING with the middle of the nineteenth century, people have been speaking more and more of the criminal in ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"J Crim Law 6: S72-S4 Mr '16 Some essentials of constructive criminology. DC Peyton. J Crim Law 8:911-17 Mr 'IS Some prison ideals. ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Criminal Psychology: see criminology. Criminal Sociology : see CRIMINAL, and criminology. Criminal-born : see CRIMINAL. criminology : Ger. ..."

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