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criminologycrim‧i‧nol‧o‧gy /ˌkrɪməˈnɒlədʒi $ -ˈnɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  SCCthe scientific study of crime and criminalscriminologist noun [countable]
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criminologyHirschi's control theory seems also to fill an important gap that was noted earlier in relation to the original formulation of classical criminology.Conservative criminology is part of the ideological background of economic liberalism.Marxist theories Marxist-based studies of crime are sometimes referred to under the titles of radical or critical criminology.His apparent heresy is not that of the smooth talking cleric, but the statistician specialising in the field of criminology.The implications of such a view were potentially disastrous for positivist criminology.To the extent that positivist criminology incorporates a realistic, manageable version of determinism, it becomes compatible with its classical predecessor.A radical criminology which appears to deny this will be seen as callous and rightly rejected.The reasons cited range from demographics to criminology.
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