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criminalize

to make an action or activity criminal.
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The Treachery Act will be imposed on whoever is proven guilty of taking part in any of the criminalized acts or of incitment.
Summary: An Egyptian man has been charged with illegally circumcising a young girl on Thursday, making him the first person to face the law since Cairo criminalized the controversial practice of female
That means that if criminalized, some prosecutors and police would enforce the law, others would not; some juries would convict and some would not.
Perhaps what has been criminalized is polities, an industry that seems to be especially comfortable with lying.
These are not the people that are benefiting from this system, and yet they're the ones getting criminalized.
History professor Peter Linebaugh reveals that the era's gallows in London was more than simply a place for punishing wrongdoers; it was a means of keeping the poor population of London in line even though the rich imposed new forms of private property and criminalized formerly customary rights.
When Congress criminalizes the same actions that states have criminalized, both kinds of abuses can occur, and they are especially likely in high profile, politically charged cases.
An advocacy group for disabled persons, and an individual subjected to a mental hygiene pickup, brought an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, alleging that the state criminalized mental hygiene pickups by treating or labeling them as arrests, thereby discriminating against persons with mental disabilities.
Under the current system, in which individuals are not billed for the services they receive, individual choices have been shunted aside, profit has been done away with, private capital has been criminalized, he say.
Lesbianism, for example, was never criminalized because it involved no threat from unattached males to the family or the wider social order, and also no illicit penetration with its connotations of danger.
Human rights campaigners in Romania are celebrating the scrapping from the statute books of a law which effectively criminalized the practice of homosexuality," reported the BBC on December 20th.