criminologic

criminology

[krim-uh-nol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology.

Origin:
1855–60; < Latin crīmin- (stem of crīmen; see crime) + -o- + -logy

criminological [krim-uh-nl-oj-i-kuhl] , criminologic, adjective
criminologically, adverb
criminologist, noun
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criminology (ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
See also penology the scientific study of crime, criminal behaviour, law enforcement, etc
 
[C19: from Latin crimin-crime, -logy]
 
criminological
 
adj
 
crimino'logic
 
adj
 
crimino'logically
 
adv
 
crimi'nologist
 
n

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criminology
1890, from criminal + -ology. Criminologist is recorded from 1857.
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