I was wondering whether “criminalistic” is the correct word to use in this sentence:
“Even though many believe he was a villain for being an apparent corrupt criminalistic politician, Augustus, formally known as Octavian ...”
I have done multiple searches but I don't really understand what they are saying. Here is the website I was looking at https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/criminalistic .If it’s not the right word can you please suggest some alternatives?
What I'm basically trying to say is that people have said he was a “corrupt politician” and “rose to power by criminal methods”, but when I type criminalistic into word it tries to change it to “criminalistics” and obviously that’s not the right word to use.