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Abdulsalam A.A
Kwara state polytechnic,ilorin
Masscommunication
Graduate, Nigeria.
Definition Of Criminology

Criminology is the scientific study of crime, including its causes, responses by law enforcement, and methods of prevention. It is a sub-group of sociology, which is the scientific study of social behavior.

There are many fields of study that are used in the field of criminology, including biology, statistics, psychology, psychiatry, economics, and anthropology. Criminology has sub-groups, namely:

Penology: the study of prisons and prison systems
Bio criminology: the study of the biological basis of criminal behavior
Feminist criminology: the study of women and crime
Criminalistics: the study of crime detection

7 Universities That Offer Criminology in Nigeria

1. BAYERO BAYERO – Bayero University, Kano
2. CALEB – Caleb University, Imota
3. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
4. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
5. University Of Jos, Jos
6. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State.
7. POLAC – Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil,
Both the Positivist and Classical Schools take a consensus view of crime, that a crime is an act that violates the basic values and beliefs of society. Those values and beliefs are manifested as laws that society agrees upon.

Therefore, definitions of crimes will vary from place to place, in accordance to the cultural norms and mores, but may be broadly classified as blue-collar crime, corporate crime, organized crime, political crime, public order crime, state crime, state-corporate crime, and white-collar crime.

source: www.naijaloaded.com.ng/other/7-universities-offer-criminology-nigeria

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