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criminogenic Line breaks: crim¦ino|genic
Pronunciation: /ˌkrɪmɪnəˈdʒɛnɪk/

Definition of criminogenic in English:


(Of a system, situation, or place) causing or likely to cause criminal behaviour: the criminogenic nature of homelessness
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  • In the model, crime policies are governed by an assumption of rational choice, and are designed to deter rational actors from choosing a criminogenic path.
  • As such, it appears that a criminogenic environment breeds fear of crime.
  • That reflects their psychological neediness, rather than a criminogenic behavioural pattern.

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