Criminology

Criminology (from Latin crīmen, "accusation" originally derived from the Ancient Greek verb "krino" "κρίνω", and Ancient Greek -λογία, -logy|-logia, from "logos" meaning: “word,” “reason,” or “plan”) is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior, both on individual and social levels. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in both the behavioral and social sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists, psychologists, philosophers, psychiatrists, biologists, social anthropologists, as well as scholars of law.

The term criminology was coined in 1885 by Italian law professor Raffaele Garofalo as criminologia. Later, French anthropologist Paul Topinard used the analogous French term criminologie.

In the United States for the past 100 years, criminology has experienced three life course phases : (1) Golden Age of Research (1900-1930) which has been described as multiple-factor approach, (2) Golden Age of Theory (1930-1960) which shows that they were no systematic way of connecting criminological research to theory, and 1960-2000 period as seen as a significant turning point for criminology.

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Scholarships for Criminology Majors

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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$19,000

deadline

Varies
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Humanities Scholars Program

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Up to $22,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

Humanities Scholars Program

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

award

Up to $22,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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Sturgis Fellowship

University of Arkansas

$12,500 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Sturgis Fellowship

University of Arkansas

award

$12,500

deadline

February 01, 2023
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Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

$12,000 December 08, 2022 See Details
 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

award

$12,000

deadline

December 08, 2022
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Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

award

$10,000

deadline

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Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

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J and L Presidential Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$5,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

J and L Presidential Scholarship

American Water Works Association

award

$5,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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Gannett Fleming Forces of Change Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$5,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

Gannett Fleming Forces of Change Scholarship

American Water Works Association

award

$5,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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Denver Water Centennial Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$5,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

Denver Water Centennial Scholarship

American Water Works Association

award

$5,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

$4,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

award

$4,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
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