criminology etymology

English word criminology comes from English criminal, English -logy

Detailed word origin of criminology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
criminal English (eng) A person who is guilty of a crime, notably breaking the law. (figuratively) Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.. Being against the law; forbidden by law.. Guilty of breaking the law.. Of or relating to crime or penal law.
-logy English (eng) A branch of learning; a study of a particular subject.. Something said, or a way of speaking, a narrative.
criminology English (eng) The study of crime and criminals, especially their behaviour.

Words with the same origin as criminology

Descendants of criminal
biocriminology criminogenic neurocriminology
Descendants of -logy
auxologist cardiology chronological chronology cosmochronology cryptology cytology dermatology ethnology gerontology gynaecology histology ichthyology logy morphological morphology musicologist ophthalmology pharmacological pharmacology proctology seismology topology urology