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crim·i·nol·o·gy

(krim-i-nol'ō-jē),
The branch of science concerned with the physical and mental characteristics and behavior of criminals.
[L. crimen, crime, + G. logos, study]
(1) The study of criminal behavior (forensic psychiatry)
(2) The study of the nature, causes, and means of handling criminal acts, viewed from the perspective of the police

criminology,

the study of crime, the people who commit crimes, and penal codes used to deter crime and punish criminals.
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