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A quick definition of criminalization:


Definition: Criminalization is when something that was previously legal becomes illegal because a new law is passed. It can also refer to the process by which a person becomes a criminal.

Examples of criminalization include making certain drugs illegal or making it a crime to discriminate against someone based on their race or gender. Criminalization can have both positive and negative effects on society, depending on the specific law and its enforcement.

Related terms: Decriminalization, Civilization

A more thorough explanation:

Definition: Criminalization is the act of making something that was previously legal into a criminal offense by passing a law. It can also refer to the process by which a person becomes a criminal.

1. In some states, possession of marijuana was decriminalized, meaning it was no longer a criminal offense. However, in other states, possession of marijuana is still criminalized and can result in arrest and prosecution.

2. The criminalization of certain behaviors, such as drug use or prostitution, can lead to increased incarceration rates and perpetuate social inequalities.

These examples illustrate how criminalization can vary depending on the laws and policies of a particular jurisdiction. Criminalization can have significant impacts on individuals and communities, including increased policing and punishment for certain behaviors.

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