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criminalize

to make an action or activity criminal.
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"Criminalized Beyond Drugs": The jurisdiction has enacted laws criminalizing the offense of money laundering related to crimes other than those related to the drug trade.
Rooted in the importance of "care" as a means to social justice, the editors have assembled a powerful collection of essays that attend to how mothering as caring work has been stigmatized and criminalized. The analytical structure of the book--the demarcation between criminalized mothering and criminalized mothers--moves the conceptual and empirical understanding of mothering at the margins.
We have also issued tickets to around 150 persons for violating CDA bylaws since launch of drive in May that have criminalized littering of roads and streets, said a senior CDA official.
of Cologne, Germany, this work investigates the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court with regards to weapons and means of warfare criminalized. Specifically, he analyzes which particular kinds of weapons and means of warfare are criminalized by means of Article 8 (2) of the Statute and carries out a comparative examination of these provisions of the Rome Statute with the provisions criminalizing particular weapons in the code implementing the Rome Statute in Germany, the Code of Crimes against International Law.
CAIRO: Ahmed Gad Al-Karim was arrested for circumcising an 11-year-old girl in Minya, marking the first arrest of its kind after the practice was criminalized last year, according to the Ministry of Family and Population.
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.
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.
He emphasizes that he is not a libertarian, and allows that he can easily imagine drugs so harmful that they should be criminalized: "[i]f a drug literally literally turned users into homicidal monsters, we would have excellent reasons to prohibit its consumption." (4) However, according to Husak, no actual drug satisfies this description because no drug causes harm in more than a small proportion of cases.