Etymology
Advertisement

criminology (n.)

"the science of crime," 1890, from Latin stem of criminal + -ology. Criminologist "one who studies crime" is recorded from 1857. Criminalist "authority on criminal law" is from 1630s.

updated on May 10, 2018

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of criminology from WordNet

criminology (n.)
the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.