Criminology

  • Criminology is a branch of sociology and studies crime and criminals
  • The science which studies crime, forms of criminal behavior, the causes of crime, the definition of criminality, and the societal reaction to criminal activity
  • Specificly: juvenile delinquency, victimology (the study of crime victims), theories of prevention, policing and corrections
  • It is an important study in any country
  • Includes the incidence and forms of crime as well as its causes and consequences
  • Criminologists offer hundreds of explanations for crime
  • Criminologists study a host of other issues related to crime and the law
  • Including studies of the victims of crime, focusing upon their relations to the criminal, and their role as potential causal agents in crime; juvenile delinquency and its correction; and the media and their relation to crime

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