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criminology Explained

criminology at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


criminology at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] the scientific study of crime and criminals// -- criminologist n [C] //

criminology at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Scientific study of nonlegal aspects of crime, incl. its causes and prevention. Criminology originated in the 18th cent. when social reformers began to question the use of punishment for retribution rather than deterrence and reform. In the 19th cent., scientific methods began to be applied to the study of crime. Today criminologists commonly use statistics, case histories, official records, and sociological field methods to study criminals and criminal activity, incl. the rates and kinds of crime within geographic areas. Their findings are used by lawyers, judges, probation officers, law-enforcement and prison officials, legislators, and scholars to better understand criminals and the effects of treatment and prevention. See also delinquency, penology.

criminology at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the scientific study of crime and criminals
criminological adjective
criminologist noun

Criminology at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Criminology \Crim`i*nol"o*gy\ (-n?l"?-j?), n. [L. crimen,
crimenis, crime + -logy.]
A treatise on crime or the criminal population. --
{Crim`i*nol"o*gist} (-j?st), n.

criminology at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law

criminology at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: suffix » criminal|logy


Inter: en-noun » criminologies|-
  • The study of crime and criminals, especially their behaviour.


    Inter: trans-top » the study of crime and criminals, especially their behaviour
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|علم الجريمة|m|tr=3ilm al-jarimíyya|sc=Arab
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|criminologia|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|犯罪學|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|犯罪学|tr=fànzuìxué|sc=Hani
    • Inter: trreq » Danish
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|rikosoppi, Inter: t- » fi|kriminologia
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|criminologie|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kriminologie|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εγκληματολογία|f|tr=enklimatoloyía|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|קרימינולוגיה|f|tr=qriminologia|sc=Hebr
    • Inter: trreq » Hindi
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kriminológia

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|criminologia|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|犯罪学|tr=はんざいがく, hanzaigaku|sc=Jpan
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ឧក្រិដ្ឋវិទ្យា|tr=okrətʰa’ vityie|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|범죄학|tr=beomjoehak|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|犯罪學|sc=Kore)
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|kryminologia|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|criminologia|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|криминология|f|tr=kriminológija|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kriminologija|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|criminología|f
  • Inter: trreq » Swedish
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|tội phạm học (Inter: t- » vi|罪犯學)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Criminology -
    Translation: et » criminology
    Translation: el » criminology
    Translation: eu » criminology
    Translation: fr » criminology
    Translation: ko » criminology
    Translation: io » criminology
    Translation: id » criminology
    Translation: kn » criminology
    Translation: mg » criminology
    Translation: ja » criminology
    Translation: pl » criminology
    Translation: ta » criminology
    Translation: tr » criminology
    Translation: vi » criminology
    Translation: zh » criminology