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Criminology

Criminology (from Latin crīmen, "accusation"; and Greek -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of the nature, extent, causes, and control of criminal behavior in both the individual and in society. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in the behavioral sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists (particularly in the sociology of deviance), psychologists and psychiatrists, social anthropologists as well as on writings in law.

Areas of research in criminology include the incidence, forms, causes and consequences of crime, as well as social and governmental regulations and reaction to crime. For studying the distribution and causes of crime, criminology mainly relies upon quantitative methods. The term criminology was coined in 1885 by Italian law professor Raffaele Garofalo as criminologia. Around the same time, but later, French anthropologist Paul Topinard used the analogous French term criminologie.

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Matching Criminology Colleges

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University of Maryland-College Park
Four or more years; Public; $24,337 average out-state tuition; $6,966 average in-state tuition
University of South Florida-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $14,916 average out-state tuition; $5,726 average in-state tuition
University of California-Irvine
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
California State University-Fresno
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $15,600 average out-state tuition; $6,240 average in-state tuition
Old Dominion University
Four or more years; Public; $15,139 average out-state tuition; $4,027 average in-state tuition
University of Florida
Four or more years; Public; $25,276 average out-state tuition; $4,060 average in-state tuition

Criminology Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship Program $6,000 May 01, 2017
Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship $5,000 April 28, 2017
ICA Scholarship $3,000 April 28, 2017
Byron Hanke Fellowship Up to $5,000 May 01, 2017
Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation Scholarship $2,500 April 30, 2017
CIGNA Foundation Tribal Scholars Healthcare Scholarship $2,000 May 31, 2017
WISE (Women in STEM Excel) Scholarship $1,500 June 16, 2017
Social Science Academic Scholarship $1,000 October 15, 2017
Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize $1,000 June 01, 2017
Betty Rendel Scholarship $1,000 June 01, 2017