verb (used with object), crim·i·nal·ized, crim·i·nal·iz·ing.
Related formscrim·i·nal·i·za·tion, nounre·crim·i·nal·i·za·tion, nounre·crim·i·nal·ize, verb (used with object), re·crim·i·nal·ized, re·crim·i·nal·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for criminalize
I think if people were to realize that, it would be much harder to criminalize and dismiss us.
No, Mr. Taranto, what America wants to do is criminalize rape.
Despite this, in March Indian parliamentarians rejected proposals to criminalize marital rape.Marital Rape Ruling Highlights India’s Problem With Consent|Amana Fontanella-Khan|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now the attempt is somehow to criminalize bureaucratic error.
My colleagues and I are fighting not to criminalize men, but to bring the cowards who commit sexual assault to justice.There Is No War on Men: Claire McCaskill Replies to James Taranto|Claire McCaskill|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST