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  1. criminalizationnoun


  2. criminalizationnoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminalization, criminalisationnoun

    legislation that makes something illegal

    "the criminalization of marijuana"


    decriminalisation, decriminalization

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  1. Muleya Mwananyanda:

    These women are victims of an escalating crackdown on the right to freedom of expression and criminalization of dissent. Instead of persecuting them, the Zimbabwean authorities should focus their efforts on holding those suspected to be responsible for their horrifying abduction, torture and sexual assault to account.

  2. Elizabeth Randol:

    They're [state legislature] sort of guilty of serial over-criminalization. They continue to pass ad hoc bills that could criminalize behavior that could already be charged under the current statute, yes it's responding to a tragedy … a tragedy does not mean that there are no tools available to hold people accountable in those cases.

  3. Myron Brilliant:

    What we're really seeing right now is a focus around piracy and criminalization of certain IP activity. We're not even really seeing clarity around trade secrets.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    I have long believed that the criminalization of marijuana has been a mistake, and the racially disparate enforcement of marijuana laws has only compounded this mistake, with serious consequences, particularly for communities of color.

  5. Leonardo Javier Raznovich:

    What we need is a very clear statement, from the Roman Catholic Church at least, that criminalization is wrong.

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