Criminologists research, study, analyze and advise on all aspects of deviant human behavior, from the cause of crime to the consequences. The study of criminology informs our understanding of how, why, when and where crime occurs and suggests policies and procedures to respond to and prevent it.
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Essentially, criminal justice is the application of criminology. Whereas criminology is the study of crime, criminal justice describes the societal response to crime. The criminal justice system is comprised of multiple components that enforce laws, investigate crimes, try and punish criminals and rehabilitate those convicted.
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