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Criminology » Overview

Ever wondered why people commit crimes? And then why after they have ‘done their time’ they reoffend? The study of criminology is partly focused on trying to further understand the motivations behind crime.

Criminology is the study of the nature, extent, causes and consequences of crime. It also looks further into the methods of crime prevention, the characteristics of criminals and the justice system and policy helping the police, courts and prisons.