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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
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 book takes readers on a fascinating journey through the history of criminology and details where the field stands today.
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  • In sociology, the natural way to do that would be to focus on study and research in criminology.
  • The science of criminology is one which has been sadly neglected, considering its importance to the interests of society at large.
  • Cyber criminology evolving a novel discipline with a new journal.
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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