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The branch of science concerned with the physical and mental characteristics and behavior of criminals.
[L. crimen, crime, + G. logos, study]
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(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
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He teaches criminological theory, white-collar crime, and life-course theory.
When criminological theories were applied to the Bureau's data in 1960, they would have indicated a reduction in crime as social and economic conditions improved, but the crime rate data actually showed increases in crime according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
To make the process understood, Agozino surveys the history of criminological knowledge and practices.
Although this criminological metaphysic of terrorism is evident in some Islamic terrorists, it is not confined to any one religion or belief system.
Caimari uses data from mid twentieth-century Argentine criminological studies in which prisoners tried to describe their pre-imprisonment lives in such a way as to appear suitable for rehabilitation.
The court noted that criminological studies and social science research found that admission of crimes was a necessary prerequisite for successful treatment of sex offenders.
By contrast, a sister effort, the international Campbell Collaboration's Social, Psychological, Educational, and Criminological Trials Registry, begun in 1999, includes about 10,000 randomized and possibly randomized trials.
"Abduction by a stranger, as a criminological phenomenon is exceptionally rare.
''The study indicates abuse may lead juveniles to delinquency,'' said an official of the Criminological Research Department of the ministry's Research and Training Institute.
In many ways, the development of these criminological theories is not linear but circular, as classical thinking has re-emerged in contemporary criminology.
A true arch-enemy of the form, Wertham's critique of comics went beyond criminological concerns: Comics didn't just pervert children, you see, but ruined their ability to appreciate fine literature and art later on in life.