[krim-uh-nl-ahyz] /ˈkrɪm ə nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), criminalized, criminalizing.
to make punishable as a :
To reduce the graffiti on subway cars, he wants to criminalize the selling of spray paint to minors.
to make a of:
Drug use has criminalized him.
to make (an action or activity) criminal
to treat (a person) as a criminal
noun 1. the system of law enforcement, involving police, lawyers, courts, and corrections, used for all stages of criminal proceedings and punishment.
- Criminal justice system
noun a series of organizations involved in apprehending, prosecuting, defending, sentencing, and jailing those involved in crimes – including law enforcement, attorneys, judges, courts of law, prisons
noun 1. the laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments. noun 1. the body of law dealing with the constitution of offences and the punishment of offenders
noun 1. a person who specializes in the practice of criminal law.