criminal hygiene

crim·i·nal hy·giene

obsolete term for the branch of mental hygiene or penology devoted to the study of the causes and prevention of criminality and the treatment of criminals.
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criminal hygiene

An older term for:
(1) Forensic psychiatry/psychology;
(2) Criminology.
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