- the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology.
Origin of criminology
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Examples from the Web for criminology
These conclusions unnerved Kelley and eventually led him to change the focus of his career from psychiatry to criminology.Hermann Göring’s Shrink and the Perils of the Nazi Mind
October 19, 2013
Lorie Fridell is an associate professor in the department of criminology at the University of South Florida.Are We All Racial Profilers?
July 29, 2009
Criminology (to use an awkward word) is finding a human center.A Preface to Politics
The literature of criminology has sought an answer to the enigma of the criminal.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
I told him that I was interested in Anthropology in so far as it threw light on Criminology.My Life
This message from my pen is not a work on criminology or penology.After Prison - What?
Maud Ballington Booth
His works on sociology and criminology revealed him to the public.Underground Man
- 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 criminology
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