- the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology.
Origin of criminology
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Examples from the Web for criminologist
French criminologist Alain Bauer says “ISIS did not like him at all.”French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come
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Dr. Casey Jordan, a criminologist and a professor of justice at Western Connecticut State University, agrees.For the Cleveland Kidnapping Victims, a Tragic Sisterhood
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James Alan Fox, a criminologist who studies mass shootings, has debunked a lot of the myths of mass shooters.Should People Be Forced to Buy Liability Insurance for their Guns?
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Perez Guadalupe, a criminologist, sociologist, and theologian, has brought a disciplined hand to Castro Castro.Inside Joran Van Der Sloot’s Prison in Peru
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His wide fame as a criminologist and consulting detective had implanted no egotism in him.No Clue
And a curious shade of behavior might have here interested a criminologist.
These were most interesting volumes from the criminologist's point of view.The American Egypt
It is up to the criminologist to work skillfully and consistently with skilled tools.
In any case, as he is he is for the criminologist to make over.
- the scientific study of crime, criminal behaviour, law enforcement, etcSee also penology
C19: from Latin crimin- crime, -logy
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Word Origin and History for criminologist
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