Definition of criminogenic in English:

criminogenic

adjective

  • (of a system, situation, or place) causing or likely to cause criminal behaviour.

    ‘the criminogenic nature of homelessness’
    • ‘One such measure is to relieve those criminogenic social conditions of poverty, bad housing, unemployment, lack of social facilities, and so forth which have an established link with law-breaking.’
    • ‘If so, might it not suggest other responses to crime, such as rehabilitation, restitution, and addressing the multiple criminogenic factors revealed by behavioral science?’
    • ‘That reflects their psychological neediness, rather than a criminogenic behavioural pattern.’
    • ‘He needs therapy to ‘lay down non-offending behavior and thinking to address the criminogenic factors.’’
    • ‘Treatment referrals are made on the basis of a comprehensive assessment for substance abuse, recidivism risk, and criminogenic needs.’
    • ‘The term criminogenic needs refers to those offender characteristics that if altered will reduce offenders' risk of reconviction.’
    • ‘This Government has given about $500 million to look after the criminogenic needs of offenders.’
    • ‘Some advocates of the heavy drug enforcement argue that drug use is criminogenic.’
    • ‘As such, it appears that a criminogenic environment breeds fear of crime.’
    • ‘And so what we do is we address the direct criminogenic needs of the person.’
    • ‘The intensity of treatment was determined by sentence length, not the offenders' criminogenic needs.’
    • ‘The corporation has been legally designed as a criminogenic creature - in other words, prone to compulsive criminal behaviour.’
    • ‘With reference to three domains (criminality, sexual deviance, and substance abuse) all items were coded such that higher scores reflected more criminogenic attributes.’
    • ‘Harristown House offered an option other than custody in cases where addiction had been identified as being the main criminogenic need.’
    • ‘Rather, the criminogenic and psychological variables that coalesce to produce the delinquent or delinquent group are also functions of larger societal processes.’
    • ‘These measures were used as an attempt to partially capture the structurally criminogenic qualities present in a metropolitan county.’
    • ‘More generally the criminogenic consequences of failure to bring unemployment down by the New Deal and through macro-economic policy would vastly outweigh any crime-reducing effects of the Home Office programme.’
    • ‘In the model, crime policies are governed by an assumption of rational choice, and are designed to deter rational actors from choosing a criminogenic path.’
    • ‘The criminogenic factors contributing to each mode of state crime are carefully analysed at the level of the social, institutional and personal.’
    • ‘Supervisees' skill development was measured by their ability to conform to the prescribed format, including evidence that they identified all of the relevant criminogenic needs and offenders' motivation to change.’

Pronunciation

criminogenic

/ˌkrɪmɪnəˈdʒɛnɪk/