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[krim-uh-nuh-jen-ik] /ˌkrɪm ə nəˈdʒɛn ɪk/
producing or tending to produce crime or criminals:
a criminogenic environment.
Also, crimogenic
[krahy-muh-jen-ik] /ˌkraɪ məˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of criminogenic Unabridged
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Examples from the web for criminogenic
  • criminogenic needs are dynamic risk factors that are strongly correlated with failure in traditional forms of rehabilitation.
  • The treatment recommendations are designed to impact the high criminogenic risk areas.
  • These criminogenic needs are dynamic risk factors, that when addressed, affect the offender's risk for recidivism.
  • These criminogenic needs are dynamic risk factors that, when addressed or changed, affect the offender's risk for recidivism.
  • Systematically identifying and intervening in the areas of criminogenic need is effective at reducing recidivism.
  • The need principle refers to two types of offender needs: criminogenic and non-criminogenic.
  • Non-criminogenic factors, which are often targeted by programs seeking to reduce recidivism, include low self-esteem and anxiety.
  • Case plans focus on the top criminogenic factors for the offender and reducing those risk factors.
  • Focus on the offenders' identified criminogenic needs.
  • The interventions are linked to criminogenic needs.
British Dictionary definitions for criminogenic


causing or promoting crime
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