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The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences.
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Meaning of "criminalization" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIMINALIZATION

criminalization  [ˌkrɪmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIMINALIZATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Criminalization is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRIMINALIZATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Criminalization

Criminalization or criminalisation, in criminology, is "the process by which behaviors and individuals are transformed into crime and criminals". Previously legal acts may be transformed into crimes by legislation or judicial decision. However, there is usually a formal presumption in the rules of statutory interpretation against the retrospective application of laws and only the use of express words by the legislature may rebut this presumption. The power of judges to make new law and retrospectively criminalise behaviour is also discouraged. In a less overt way, where laws have not been strictly enforced, the acts prohibited by those laws may also undergo de facto criminalisation through more effective or committed legal enforcement.

Definition of criminalization in the English dictionary

The definition of criminalization in the dictionary is the act or process of making an activity criminal. Other definition of criminalization is the act or process of treating someone as a criminal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIMINALIZATION


authorization
ˌɔːθəraɪˈzeɪʃən
characterization
ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃən
civilization
ˌsɪvɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən
customization
ˌkʌstəmaɪˈzeɪʃən
globalization
ˌɡləʊbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən
hospitalisation
ˌhɒspɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən
hospitalization
ˌhɒspɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən
hybridization
ˌhaɪbrɪdaɪˈzeɪʃən
localization
ˌləʊkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən
novelization
ˌnɒvəlaɪˈzeɪʃən
optimisation
ˌɒptɪmaɪˈzeɪʃən
optimization
ˌɒptɪmaɪˈzeɪʃən
organisation
ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən
organization
ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃən
realization
ˌrɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən
specialization
ˌspeʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən
stabilization
ˌsteɪbɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən
synchronization
ˌsɪŋkrənaɪˈzeɪʃən
utilization
ˌjuːtɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən
visualization
ˌvɪʒʊəlaɪˈzeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIMINALIZATION

criminal justice system
criminal law
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal offence
criminal proceedings
criminal profiling
criminal record
Criminal Records Bureau
criminal wrongdoing
criminalese
criminalisation
criminalist
criminalistics
criminalities
criminality
criminalize
criminally
criminally insane

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIMINALIZATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of criminalization in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «criminalization» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIMINALIZATION

Find out the translation of criminalization to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of criminalization from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «criminalization» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

犯罪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

criminalización
570 millions of speakers

English

criminalization
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराधीकरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تجريم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

криминализация
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criminalização
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দুর্বৃত্তায়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

criminalisation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kriminalisierung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

犯罪化
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

범죄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kriminalisasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hình sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செயல் ஆக்குகின்றன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हेगारीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kriminalize
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

criminalizzazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kryminalizacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

криміналізація
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

incriminarea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποινικοποίηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kriminalisering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kriminalisering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kriminalisering
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of criminalization

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINALIZATION»

The term «criminalization» is regularly used and occupies the 95.451 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about criminalization

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QUOTES WITH «CRIMINALIZATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word criminalization.
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George Soros
The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIMINALIZATION»

Discover the use of criminalization in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criminalization and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Criminalization of the State in Africa
Has Africa moved on from 'classical corruption? What are the political and economic origins of official implication in crime? What are the new frontiers of crime in South Africa?
Jean-François Bayart, Béatrice Hibou, 1999
2
Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the ...
Social Death tackles one of the core paradoxes of social justice struggles and scholarship—that the battle to end oppression shares the moral grammar that structures exploitation and sanctions state violence.
Lisa Marie Cacho, 2012
3
Criminalization of Competition Law Enforcement: Economic and ...
This timely book brings together contributions from prominent scholars and practitioners to the ongoing debate on the criminalization of competition law enforcement.
K. J. Cseres, Katalin J. Cseres, Maarten-Pieter Schinkel, 2006
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On Criminalization: An Essay in the Philosophy of Criminal Law
I begin by introducing the main issues of the work, and inviting their consideration; as enticement, I offer a sketch of their practical importance, and of the philosophical challenge they present.
J. Schonsheck, 1994
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Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything
Go Directly to Jail examines those alarming trends and proposes reforms that could rein in a criminal justice apparatus at war with fairness and common sense.
Gene Healy, 2004
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Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization ...
In "Cheating Welfare," Kaaryn S. Gustafson endeavors to clear up these gray areas by providing insights into the history, social construction, and lived experience of welfare.
Kaaryn S. Gustafson, 2011
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Caribbean Drugs: From Criminalization to Harm Reduction
This book's useful analysis of the unintended consequences in the Caribbean transit zone of prohibition as drug 'control' may help bring about a much needed review of the system.
Axel Klein, Marcus Day, Anthony Harriott, 2004
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The Criminalization of Mental Illness: Crisis and ...
For a myriad of reasons the criminal justice system has become the de facto mental health system. This book explores how and why this is the case.
Risdon N. Slate, Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum, W. Wesley Johnson, 2013
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Flag Burning: Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest
In exploring social control of political protest in the United States, this volume embarks on an in-depth examination of flag desecration and efforts to criminalize that particular form of dissent.
Michael Welch (Ph. D.)
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Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the ...
A groundbreaking work that turns a “queer eye” on the criminal legal system Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, ...
Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, Kay Whitlock, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIMINALIZATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term criminalization is used in the context of the following news items.
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Coca and the Pope: Culture and Misconceptions of a Sacred Plant
... cultural heritage, while also making a bold statement with respect to the international criminalization of coca leaf cultivation and consumption. «teleSUR English, Jul 15»
2
A New Beginning for Criminal Justice Reform
While we have a good handle on how much taxpayers' money we've wasted on over-criminalization and mass incarceration, the cost in human ... «Politico, Jul 15»
3
HOMELESSNESS: Bill bans laws barring sleeping in cars
Chu said his goal is simple: stop the criminalization of extreme poverty. The legislation aims to halt the practice of some cities to roust people ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
4
Tribute to Praful Bidwai (1949 - 2015)
We got lost trying to understand where the Left was going and how to face the criminalization of protests against extractive industries in India ... «Transnational Institute, Jul 15»
5
German government further restricts right to asylum
The criminalization and imprisonment of refugees through official politics and the detainment of refugees that will be the consequence of the ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jul 15»
6
Creating a Future for Black Men and Boys in America
The whole-sale criminalization and incarceration of black youth has effectively removed many black men from the electoral, employment, ... «Mic, Jul 15»
7
US Financial Regulation, Five Years After Dodd-Frank
... again in a culture in which compliance problems persist, and the willingness to use the ultimate tool of criminalization from the top does not? «Council on Foreign Relations, Jul 15»
8
Pamela Palmater to United Nations: Canada must set right its …
First, the criminalization of Indigenous peoples in Canada for our human rights advocacy and defense of our lands. Federal and provincial laws ... «rabble.ca, Jul 15»
9
Noted lawyers, legal activists establish anti-graft school
“There are a lot of illicit practices such as transaction cases, bribery, gratuity, perjury, criminalization and indecent law interpretation that are ... «Jakarta Post, Jul 15»
10
Let's Talk About Prison Reform
She says, "Directly affected people are wise and experienced and hold answers to our most pressing issues concerning mass criminalization. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»

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