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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Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

$34,000 February 09, 2022 See Details
 

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

award

$34,000

deadline

February 09, 2022
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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

$25,000 Varies See Details
 

Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

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$25,000

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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

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$19,000

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Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

$11,500 November 16, 2021 See Details
 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

award

$11,500

deadline

November 16, 2021
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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

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$10,000

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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

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Up to $5,000

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Gray Scholarship

University of North Florida

$4,000 Varies See Details
 

Gray Scholarship

University of North Florida

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$4,000

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John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$3,750 Varies See Details
 

John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

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$3,750

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Joel Picker Social Sciences Scholarship

North Iowa Area Community College

Up to $3,000 Varies See Details
 

Joel Picker Social Sciences Scholarship

North Iowa Area Community College

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Up to $3,000

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Holzbock Humanities Scholarship

Oakland University

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Holzbock Humanities Scholarship

Oakland University

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$3,000

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