criminalization criminalization  /ˌkrɪ mə nə lə ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) legislation that makes something illegal

Usage(s):

  1. But the costs of criminalization have proved to be enormous, perhaps unsustainable.
  2. But the other effect of incarceration is criminalization.
  3. Fernndez, to her credit, rejects the kind of criminalization of libel and other media misbehavior that is built into Venezuela's law.

News

  1. ABA asks Congress to conduct review of federal criminal law

    In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Task Force on Over-Criminalization, William Shepherd expressed the position of the American Bar Association that the breadth and consequence of federal criminal law is excessive, costly and counterproductive.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: American Bar Association

  2. ABA asks Congress to rethink body of federal criminal laws

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14, 2013 — In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Task Force on Over-Criminalization, William Shepherd expressed the position of the American Bar Association that the breadth and consequence of federal criminal law is excessive, costly and counterproductive.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: American Bar Association

Quotes

  1. "You've got to understand that the fight has always been about the criminalization of black men," Sharpton said.
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: Al Sharpton Source: USA Today

  2. "What we're fighting is so much larger than a single court case or a single district attorney in Travis County," DeLay wrote. "We are witnessing the criminalization of conservative politics."
    on Oct 28, 2005 By: Tom DeLay Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. Referring to "the plaintiffs' proposal to 'train members of the PKK on how to use humanitarian and international law to peacefully resolve disputes,'" Breyer wrote, "The majority justifies the criminalization of this activity in significant...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Stephen Breyer Source: World Socialist Web Site

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