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Criminology

      Major overview

      Overview

      Criminology draws knowledge and perspectives from a range of disciplines such as law, sociology, psychology, psychiatry and history. It continually questions how and why different societies define and respond to crime. And it asks why approaches to punishment have varied so much from era to era.

      Increasingly, criminologists also study the ways cultures depict crime, in mass-media, news, through to film and art.