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Criminologist refers one who is trained in the field of criminology, or one who studies crime, criminals, and criminal behavior.

Criminology refers to an interdisciplinary profession built around the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior, including their form, causes, legal aspects and control.

Crisis is defined as a critical time or climate for an organization in which the outcome to a decision has extreme consequences. It is defined, also as a dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a person's life. In Psychosocial theory , this usually refers to a normal set of stresses and strains rather than to an extraordinary set of events, and it consists of a period of role experimentation and active decision making among alternative choices. To Erikson, Crisis is the turning point faced at each developmental stage .

Crisis intervention refers to program that helps people who are highly suicidal and refers them to mental-health professionals. Crisis intervention is a skilled management of a psychological emergency.

Crisis interview is defined as an interview conducted for the following purposes: (a) defusing or problem solving through the crisis at hand; and (b) encouraging the individual to enter into a therapeutic relationship at the agency or elsewhere so that a longer term solution can be worked out.

Criss-cross or reverse directories are directories that allow various means of referencing information

Criterial attribute refers to an expression used by Bruner Bruner to describe the characteristics of objects, events, or experiences that define their membership in a category - in other words, that are essential to their being what they are.

Criterion may be defined as a measure of job performance, such as attendance, productivity, or a supervisor rating.

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