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ˌkrɪm əˈnɒl ə dʒiCrim·i·nol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminologynoun

    the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement


  1. Criminologynoun

    The branch of sociology which studies crime and criminals.

    Etymology: [L. crimen, crimenis, crime + -logy.]


  1. criminologynoun

    The study of crime and criminals, especially their behaviour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Criminologynoun

    a treatise on crime or the criminal population

    Etymology: [L. crimen, crimenis, crime + -logy.]


  1. Criminology

    Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, causes, and control of criminal behavior in both the individual and in society. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in the behavioral sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists, psychologists and psychiatrists, social anthropologists as well as on writings in law. Areas of research in criminology include the incidence, forms, causes and consequences of crime, as well as social and governmental regulations and reaction to crime. For studying the distribution and causes of crime, criminology mainly relies upon quantitative methods. The term criminology was coined in 1885 by Italian law professor Raffaele Garofalo as criminologia. Later, French anthropologist Paul Topinard used the analogous French term criminologie.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Criminology

    The study of crime and criminals with special reference to the personality factors and social conditions leading toward, or away from crime.

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    The numerical value of Criminology in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Criminology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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