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criminology

[krim-uh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌkrɪm əˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology.
Origin of criminology
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin crīmin- (stem of crīmen; see crime) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
criminological
[krim-uh-nl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkrɪm ə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
criminologic, adjective
criminologically, adverb
criminologist, noun
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  • The greatest clog on the science of criminology is the aversion to breaking away from traditions.

  • criminology (to use an awkward word) is finding a human center.

    A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann
  • It is indeed commonly recognised in criminology that, other things being equal, crime varies with the density of population.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism John Atkinson Hobson
  • I told him that I was interested in Anthropology in so far as it threw light on criminology.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • Moreover, I can quote the opinion of the writer on criminology—Josiah Flynt—as corroborative of my statements.

    The Autobiography of a Thief Hutchins Hapgood
  • This message from my pen is not a work on criminology or penology.

    After Prison - What? Maud Ballington Booth
  • Lombroso speaks of the system as a practical application of the results of the science of criminology.

    A Plea for the Criminal James Leslie Allan Kayll
  • His works on sociology and criminology revealed him to the public.

    Underground Man Gabriel Tarde
British Dictionary definitions for criminology

criminology

/ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the scientific study of crime, criminal behaviour, law enforcement, etc See also penology
Derived Forms
criminological (ˌkrɪmɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), criminologic, adjective
criminologically, adverb
criminologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin crimin-crime, -logy
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Word Origin and History for criminology
n.

1890, from Latin stem of criminal + -ology. Criminologist is recorded from 1857.

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