criminologist criminologist  /ˌkrɪ mɪ ˈnɑ lə dʒɪst/


  • (n) a specialist in criminology


  1. In 1905, August Vollmer, a self-educated criminologist, noticed that the then 130-year-old city had no police force and decided to start one.
  2. The criticism was so convincing that even Gary Kleck, a criminologist whose work is often cited by John Lott and the NRA, has dismissed Lott's conclusions.
  3. But Professor Daniel Mears, a Florida State University criminologist, argues that such reasoning can also be turned on its head.


  1. Prof: 2 were killers in the making

    An IUPUI criminologist says based on court records, the two suspects charged with murdering a Linton teen may have been a serial killer team in the making. Read more at
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

  2. Be Obsessive About Details

    According to author and media expert Michael Levine, the biggest problems in business stem from ignoring the smallest of details. In his new book, Broken Windows, Broken Business, Levine applies the approach of a social psychologist and criminologist to business.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek


  1. Wenger added: "Sometimes they are in a position where they have to support the wrong decisions at the FA because they have no choice. Like with Adebayor, we proved the decision was wrong, with an independent criminologist. We used image by image to...
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Arsene Wenger Source:

  2. "You don't need to be a criminologist to know that serious crime, especially gun, gang and drug crime, is increasing in this country and it is threatening the Canadian way of life," Harper said in his speech Wednesday morning. "It is going to...
    on Aug 30, 2006 By: Stephen Harper Source: The Gazette (Montreal)

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