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criminalize

to make an action or activity criminal.
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When discussing right and morality in the context of legitimate limits to criminalization, the arguments as to why certain norms should have moral significance only and should not be permitted to become legal norms are of particular interest.
Alliances by then had changed, with the police (while still holding to the maxim that crime and gambling were related) belatedly recognizing that criminalization of betting was affecting its own class relations.
and the US who examine concepts of crime, processes of criminalization, and enforcement in five different sites in Canada--the enforcement of fraud against welfare recipients and physicians, the enforcement of laws against Aboriginal harvesting practices, the perceptions of incivilities or disorder in public housing projects, and the selective criminalization of gambling--and the relationship between enforcement and social location and status.
My strategy will be, first, to sketch three pro-criminalization arguments that I take to have real weight; second, to respond to an objection of Husak's that, if sound, would tell against all three of my arguments; and, third, to confront the related objection that we cannot consistently support the criminalization of narcotics without also supporting the criminalization of alcohol.
The protest was organised by the National Coordination Committee for the Criminalization of Normalization with the Israeli Occupation.
Suspicion of theft and huge irregularities at the local elections, the criminalization of Albanian society as well as the draconic sentences in the rigged cases against Albanians have reached the limit of patience of the Albanian intellectuals in Macedonia.
Summary: New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): The Delhi High court will on Wednesday further resume hearing on Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking criminalization of marital rape.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier agreed on the need for cooperation to dry up the sources of terrorism and the criminalization of terrorist extremist ideology.
But the blog goes on to say that "Where we differ is when this diagnosis leads to a prescription of criminalization of sex work.
Chomsky compares the criminalization of immigrants with the role of Jim Crow laws in the America south, which enabled the state to maintain ruling relations over "freed" Blacks following emancipation.
This study of international law related to the criminalization of aggression focuses on the crime of aggression under the Rome Statute, but also looks at aggression in the context of other aspects of international law, such as the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.