verb (used with object), crim·i·nal·ized, crim·i·nal·iz·ing.
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Criminalization discourages sex workers from reporting suspected sex trafficking to police.
“All it is public humiliation of these abjectly poor people, as well as criminalization,” Cowan says.Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border|Caitlin Dickson|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Importantly, this attitude adds to the idea that criminalization is “saving” sex workers—whereas it often does more harm.
“Kansas is not the most progressive place in the world and there is a trend towards the criminalization of HIV,” he said.Kansas Quarantine Bill Has HIV/AIDS Advocates Up in Arms|David Freedlander|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How many young people who might have cured cancer have we disqualified from full contributions by criminalization.