criminology

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Criminology \Crim'i*nol"o*gy\ (-n?l"?-j?), noun [L. crimen, crimenis, crime + -logy.]

1. A treatise on crime or the criminal population.

2. The branch of sociology which studies crime and criminals. [PJC] -- {Crim'i*nol"o*gist} (-j?st), noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

criminology

noun

1: the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement


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