Decriminalization

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Decriminalization

The act of making a previously illegal act legal. For example, a state may decriminalize usury by allowing banks to charge higher interest rates.
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Surely we are not seeing a finger pointed at the performance of the "decriminalised parking enforcement" squad?
Homosexual acts between men over 21 years of age were decriminalised in England and Wales in 1967.
'Funding sources need to be found to ensure decriminalised parking can go ahead.
Mr Roberts said: "The previous administration decided not to look at decriminalised parking after police decided to withdraw.
Mr Tony Blair was urged to change his tough stance on cannabis yesterday after a poll revealed a majority of people want the drug decriminalised.
A member of the community, Deepak said he was visiting this Pride as he is happy after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality.
The council has admitted failing to correct a string of errors identified before it decriminalised parking in 2003, and has been forced to repay thousands of fines.
So-called decriminalised parking is a nightmare in many cities in England.
'We consider a council's decriminalised parking enforcement and the proposed civil enforcement in the Traffic Management Act should be subject to Audit Commission scrutiny.
THE Home Secretary was today expected to unveil the biggest shift in drugs policy for 30 years by confirming cannabis will be effectively decriminalised.
The Company magazine poll found that 36% of women between the ages of 18 and 28 think the drug should be decriminalised, while 48% think that it should be legalised, but only for medicinal purposes.
Independent London mayor candidate Mr Ken Livingstone last night shrugged off a double controversy over remarks suggesting international capitalism kills more people than Hitler and that soft drugs should be decriminalised.