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[krim-uh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌkrɪm əˈnɒl ə dʒi/

the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology.
the scientific study of crime, criminal behaviour, law enforcement, etc See also penology

1890, from Latin stem of criminal + -ology. Criminologist is recorded from 1857.


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