criminalization
noun see criminalize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • criminalization — noun /ˌkrɪmɪnəlaɪzˈeɪʃən/ The act of making a previously legal activity illegal. Ant: decriminalization …   Wiktionary

  • criminalization — The rendering of an act criminal (e.g. by statutory enactment) and hence punishable by the government in a proceeding in its name …   Black's law dictionary

  • criminalization — The rendering of an act criminal (e.g. by statutory enactment) and hence punishable by the government in a proceeding in its name …   Black's law dictionary

  • Criminalization of politics — is a political buzzword in the United States used in the media, by commentators, bloggers as well as by defenders of high ranking government officials who have been indicted or face criminal or ethical investigations. Most recently the term has… …   Wikipedia

  • criminalize — criminalization, n. /krim euh nl uyz /, v.t., criminalized, criminalizing. 1. to make punishable as a crime: To reduce the graffiti on subway cars, he wants to criminalize the selling of spray paint to minors. 2. to make a criminal of: Drug use… …   Universalium

  • criminalizations — criminalization (Amer.) n. legislation that changes something to illegal, act of making a legal activity illegal; act of making a person become a criminal by making his/her activities illegal (also criminalisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

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