noun. ['ˌkrɪmɪˈnɑːlədʒi'] the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement.
- -logy (English)
- criminal (English)
Rhymes with Criminology
Sentences with criminology
1. Noun, singular or mass
A degree in a field like criminology or even management can be helpful for aspiring police chiefs.
After the Enlightenment period (1685-1815), criminology emerged as a consequence of unjust and cruel punishment.