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A criminologist is often defined as someone who studies the etiology of crime, criminal behavior, types of crime, and social, cultural and media reactions to crime. The term criminologist generally refers to someone who does scholarly, scientific and professional study concerning the aetiology, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency, measurement of crime, law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems. It may also include the study of victims of crime. There are increasing numbers of undergraduate courses in the subject. Some call criminology a 'rendezvous subject' since any discipline - can study crime. The main strands are psychological and sociological with competing schools in each. Politicians, policy makers and media prefer simple solutions 'that work' but the reality is usually more complex. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Etiology (alternately aetiology, aitiology) is the study of causation. ... Delinquency means failure to do that which is required by law or by duty. ... For the band, see The Police. ... The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators. ... Corrections refers to one of the components of the criminal justice system. ...


The British Society of Criminology[1] is not a professional organisation but performs a representative and promotional role for UK criminology representing largely sociological and policy-orientated criminologists. British Society of Criminology is an international organization aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who engaged in any aspect of teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom and abroad. ...


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Criminologist (541 words)
The number of adjectives that describe the world of the criminologist would fill more than a page, but one thing is certain: Few occupations require that people be as skilled on both a detail level and a large-picture level as that of criminologist.
Criminologists’ duties can be as distant from police work as reviewing a pattern of behavior among a certain demographic group and writing a profile of the pressures that increase that behavior.
One criminologist said the work can be “gruesome,” but the type of personality that likes the intellectual task of understanding patterns and deviations from patterns is well challenged in this profession; a number of respondents included the word “fascinating” in their description.
Criminologist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (112 words)
A criminologist is defined as someone who studies aetiology of crime, criminal behavior, types of crime, and social reaction to crime.
The term criminologist generally refers to someone who does scholarly, scientific and professional study concerning the aetiology, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency, measurement of crime, law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems.
It is a category that, despite its ambitious definition, can include almost anyone in actual application.
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