What Is the Meaning of Criminology?


Criminology is the study of crime and criminals with special reference to the personality factors and social conditions leading toward or away from crime. It is a branch of science concerned with the physical and mental characteristics and behaviour of criminals.
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the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology.
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Criminology refers to the study of criminal behaviour and the cause of this behaviour. It also refers to the social effects of the specific crimes on the victim or their family. Criminology constitutes many theories and phenomena and has been a common career subject for many in the recent years.
Criminology is the study of the origin of laws and it focuses on delinquent behaviour that violates these laws. This field of study is a subdivision of the broader field of sociology and it seeks to explain the causes and possible prevention of criminal behaviour in a society.
Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behaviour, and corrections. Criminology originated in the 18th century when social reformers began to question the use of punishment for retribution rather than deterrence and reform. In the 19th century, scientific methods began to be applied to the study of crime, and criminologists today commonly use statistics, case histories, official records and sociological field methods to study criminals and criminal activity.
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Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement. A criminologist is often defined as someone who studies crime, criminal behavior, types of crime, and social, cultural and media reactions to crime.
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