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Encyclopedia > Criminalization

Main Entry: crim·i·nal·ize Pronunciation: 'kri-m&-n&l-"Iz, 'krim-n&-"lIz Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): -ized; -iz·ing

to make illegal : OUTLAW; also : to turn into or treat as a criminal

- crim·i·nal·i·za·tion /"kri-m&-n&l-&-'zA-sh&n, "krim-n&-l&-'zA-/ noun

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Bureau of Justice Statistics: Criminal Record Systems Statistics (2235 words)
To facilitate the interstate exchange of criminal history records, the FBI maintains the Interstate Identification Index (III) which is an “index-pointer” system to records of persons arrested for felonies or serious misdemeanors under State or Federal law.
Presents a section-by-section analysis of procedures for interstate exchange of criminal history records for noncriminal justice purposes such as background checks on persons seeking positions of responsibility involving national security, employment with children or the elderly.
Report of the National Task Force on the Criminal Record Backgrounding of America, provides a comprehensive and analytic look at noncriminal justice background checks, providing some clarity on many of the pervasive questions associated with the process, May 2006.
Criminal law - Wex (562 words)
Criminal law involves prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime.
In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit.
Criminal Law and Procedure (http://www.ssrn.com/update/lsn/lsn_clpa.html) (abstracts of working papers and articles accepted for publication in the criminal law and procedure fields)
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