One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The scientific study of crime and criminals.
- ‘In January, she began a course of further study for a Master's Degree in social policy and criminology.’
- ‘His primary interests are criminology, statistics, and criminal justice assessment and counseling.’
- ‘For the past twenty to thirty years, control theories of crime have been at the center of theoretical development in criminology.’
- ‘Significantly, they have been hugely overlooked as a source of knowledge about criminality within histories of criminology and theories of crime and deviance.’
- ‘I would definitely recommend this book to students studying legal psychology as well as criminology.’
- ‘Both emphasize law enforcement as the central police function, and adopt the rational deterrence model of classical criminology, albeit at different stages of the argument.’
- ‘With a degree in political science and criminology, he became a probation officer in Florida.’
- ‘The largest independent criminology study ever conducted into CCTV concluded two years ago that it has had little or no effect on crime.’
- ‘By that time, Catrin was an undergraduate student studying criminology and criminal justice as part of a broader social sciences degree.’
- ‘Next month she will head for Cardiff to study law and criminology.’
- ‘Follow-up criminology studies have yet to determine whether the website route is effective.’
- ‘This book will be of interest to urban historians and quantitative historians as well as students and scholars of criminology and policy studies.’
- ‘She was 21 and had a degree in criminology and psychology.’
- ‘In contrast, conflict marxist and radical criminology regarded crime as a function of poverty, reflecting a power imbalance in society.’
- ‘Well now there's an institute named after her where they take science to criminology.’
- ‘Her particular areas of interest are Indigenous criminal justice and forensic issues in criminology.’
- ‘At the University of Northumbria, applications to study criminology and forensic science have doubled.’
- ‘She devoured books and pamphlets on rhetoric, art, criminology, theology, psychology, philosophy, the list could go on and on.’
- ‘This is a relatively new science in criminology.’
- ‘He said Caroline was studying criminology in an attempt to help someone like her killer have a better life.’
Late 19th century: from Latin crimen, crimin- ‘crime’ + -logy.
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