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criminalize

to make an action or activity criminal.
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In documenting how being Black became a marker of criminality that overrode the potential protections the status of "child" could have bestowed, the author shows the entanglements between race and the state's transition to a more punitive form of juvenile justice to expand the narrative of racialized criminalization in America, revealing that these patterns became embedded in a justice system originally intended to protect children.
Within the communities hardest hit by mass criminalization, I argue that prophetic talk provides a grammar for bearing witness to the mass disappearance and reappearance of residents, and for imagining a world beyond prisons.
They also called for the criminalization of normalization with the occupation, Middle East Monitor reported.
The blog and the more detailed Report does not provide any cogent reason to substantiate the claim that "The call for the decriminalization of consensual adult sex work [emphasis added] is based on extensive evidence of the daily harm that criminalization causes." The Report gives only anecdotal evidence of sex workers who have been beaten by their clients or who have been robbed of their money.
Sarah Schulman stated, "HIV criminalization is denunciation-based: The state encourages people who are HIV negative to bring charges against HIV-positive sexual partners who they say have not disclosed their status."
The ANAC position statement, endorsed by ANA, describes HIV criminalization as the use of criminal law to arrest and penalize HIV-positive people for perceived or potential HIV exposure or transmission through consensual sexual contact and where nondisclosure of their HIV-positive status is alleged.
In Making The Modern Criminal Law: Criminalization and Civil Order, Lindsay Farmer attempts to spark a different sort of conversation, so as to reorient the criminalization debate towards an institutional analysis of criminal law.
"Criminalization" of homelessness occurs when people who lack housing or safe and legal shelter are forced to engage in natural, life-sustaining behaviors in public spaces and then are punished for doing so.
For example, many commentators in Turkey liked the description "criminalization of dissent." According to this definition, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) was not addressing the dissent but instead they were criminalizing any dissent to power.
The work undertaken by the Youth Action Project on Poverty was led by two Aboriginal youth, Stephenie White and Brandon Gladeau, who have struggled with poverty, criminalization and discrimination.
This question is increasingly important as more legalization conflicts are arising--sometimes even with the acquiescence of entities in charge of the competing criminalization regime.
Homeless advocates said they would attend Thursday's meeting to highlight that while police brutality may have played a role in the shooting, there were broader issues at play--namely gentrification, a lack of affordable housing and criminalization of the homeless.