Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Heide, K. M. 2010. Criminology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior. It encompasses criminal law, the measurement of crime, theories of criminal offending, types of offenders, and society's responses to offenders. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field, drawing from many disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, biology, public health, law, political science, criminal justice, economics, and geography.
- crime causation;
- crime measurement;
- intervention with offenders