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A criminologist may be most interested in the way particular cultures and
subcultures define crime, how they produce criminals, and how they deal with
A great deal of criminological research focuses on the origins or causes of various
forms of crime. Criminological research has helped our society to understand how
cultural and social factors influence criminal behavior. As a part of understanding
what motivates criminal behavior, criminologists also analyze the behaviors and
methods of known criminals.
Criminologists are also responsible for measuring the amount of crime locally,
nationally and sometimes on a global scale. In these situations, criminologists will
frequently work closely alongside law enforcement agencies in order to determine
a statistical number for crimes committed.
Using the data that they generate
through research, criminologists
can also work towards finding
reasonable and workable proposals
for the prevention and control of
crime in society.
Enforcement to Crime
Criminologists are also responsible for
analyzing the responsiveness of law
enforcement officials and study the criminal
behaviors. If officials do not persecute
criminals, the laws intended to deter them
will likely not succeed. Criminologists will
often analyze the legal institutions in
society that are set up in order to maintain
peace and order and reduce crime.
Another important duty attributed to
criminologists is analyzing the
effectiveness of rehabilitation and
correctional programs for criminals.
Certain treatment programs are
designed to help criminals
understand the psychological and
social causes of their criminal
One of the most interesting tasks for a criminologist is analyzing the criminal's role in
society. Not only do criminologists attempt to understand what role these deviant
individuals play in our society, they also analyze how society and the media respond to
criminals existing in our society such as the apparent discrepancy between how individuals
treat criminals who commit street crimes versus those who commit white-collar crimes.