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Definition of criminology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

criminology

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɪmɪˈnɑːlədʒi//
 
[uncountable] Solving crime
 
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the scientific study of crime and criminals See related entries: Solving crime Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin crimen, crimin- ‘crime’ + -logy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: criminology