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“Criminalizing” or “Criminalising”

Language

Criminalizing and criminalising are both English terms.

Usage

Criminalizing is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American English (en-US) while criminalising is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (en-GB). Breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
criminalizing 98 15 29 100 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
criminalising 2 85 71 0 10 100 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • In the United States, there is a preference for "criminalizing" over "criminalising" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 85 to 15 preference for "criminalising" over "criminalizing".
  • In India, there is a 71 to 29 preference for "criminalising" over "criminalizing".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "criminalizing" over "criminalising" (100 to 0).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "criminalizing" over "criminalising" (90 to 10).
  • In Australia, there is a 100 to 0 preference for "criminalising" over "criminalizing".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizing" and "criminalising".
  • In Ireland, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizing" and "criminalising".
  • In New Zealand, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizing" and "criminalising".
  • In Jamaica, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizing" and "criminalising".
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizing" and "criminalising".
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criminalizing" and "criminalising".
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use criminalizing or criminalising with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “criminalizing”

  • was strengthened; including, for example, criminalizing the act of subjecting a
  • found that Sweden's legal experiment (criminalizing clients of prostitution and providing
  • and FIU for not sufficiently: criminalizing money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • ‘The Sense and Nonsense of Criminalizing Transfers of Obscene Materials: Criminalizing
  • 1862: the current colonial law criminalizing homosexual sex is implemented by
  • to prostitution: Sweden's model of criminalizing the purchase of sex, but
  • It was decided that criminalizing the practice was in violation
  • Criminalizing clients and pimps additionally avoids
  • as Ukraine which has proposed criminalizing public discussion about homosexuality as
  • and the ongoing process of criminalizing as terrorism any kind of

Examples of “criminalising”

  • Similarly, legislation criminalising certain war crimes retroactively has
  • The Victorian era laws criminalising male homosexual acts throughout Great
  • Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, an organisation that campaigns
  • prostitution in India by gradually criminalising various aspects of sex work.
  • they had relevant domestic law criminalising the financing of terrorist organisations,
  • closely linked to Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC).
  • The country's laws criminalising same-sex activity between males were
  • further unprecedented laws, banning and criminalising the possession and dispensation of
  • a source of injury by criminalising the behaviour that produces it,
  • and the Evangelical movement, thus criminalising slavery within the British Empire.


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