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criminalization

kri muh nuh luh zay shuhn

  • n  legislation that makes something illegal
    the criminalization of marijuana

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

  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - American Bar Association
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - American Bar Association
Quotes

  • Al Sharpton in USA Today
    You've got to understand that the fight has always been about the criminalization of black men,Sharpton said.
  • Tom DeLay in Boston Globe (registration)
    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."
  • Stephen Breyer in World Socialist Web Site
    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...

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