criminology 1890, from CRIMINAL (Cf. criminal) + -ology. Criminologist is recorded from 1857.

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  • criminology — crim·i·nol·o·gy /ˌkri mə nä lə jē/ n: the scientific study of crime as a social phenomenon, of criminals, and of penal treatment crim·i·no·log·i·cal /ˌkri mə nə lä jə kəl/ adj crim·i·no·log·i·cal·ly adv crim·i·nol·o·gist /ˌkri mə nä lə jist/ n …   Law dictionary

  • Criminology — Crim i*nol o*gy ( n?l ? j?), n. [L. crimen, crimenis, crime + logy.] 1. A treatise on crime or the criminal population. [1913 Webster] 2. The branch of sociology which studies crime and criminals. [PJC] {Crim i*nol o*gist} ( j?st), n. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • criminology — ► NOUN ▪ the scientific study of crime and criminals. DERIVATIVES criminological adjective criminologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • criminology — [krim΄ə näl′ə jē] n. [< L crimen, gen. criminis (see CRIME) + LOGY] the scientific study and investigation of crime and criminals criminological [krim΄ənə läj′i kəl] adj. criminologically adv. criminologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Criminology — and penology Theories Causes and correlates of crime Anomie Differential association theory …   Wikipedia

  • criminology — criminological /krim euh nl oj i keuhl/, criminologic, adj. criminologically, adv. criminologist, n. /krim euh nol euh jee/, n. the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology. [1855 60; < L crimin (s. of crimen; see CRIME) + O + LOGY] *… …   Universalium

  • CRIMINOLOGY — Traditional Jewish criminal law based the treatment of the offender on the idea of the freedom of will and on the principle that the severity of the punishment should fit the nature of the violation. Until modern times no consideration was given… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • criminology — Most literally, the study of crime , its perpetrators, and its causes; and, relatedly, an interest in its prevention, and in the deterrence, treatment, and punishment of offenders (see, Criminology, 2nd edn., 1992). Approaches and theoretical… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Criminology —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Criminologie. Criminology Éditeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • criminology — [[t]krɪ̱mɪnɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. Derived words: criminologist [[t]krɪ̱mɪnɒ̱ləʤɪst[/t]] plural N COUNT ...a criminologist at the University of Montreal …   English dictionary

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