What is decriminalization and how is it different from legalization? Does this mean they will be given a fine or administrative arrest, but they will not be imprisoned?

What is decriminalization and how is it different from legalization? Does this mean they will be given a fine or administrative arrest, but they will not be imprisoned?

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Answer 1
May, 2021

I will add that you can also legalize "non-criminal" things. For example, now there is a trend in disputes about the legalization of same-sex marriage. Now there are simply no marriages, just as there is no responsibility for marriage

Answer 2
May, 2021

In simple terms, decriminalization is the elimination of a criminal article, that is, what was considered punishable ceases to be. For example, as speculation. As a rule, this term is used for specific articles and in the legal field, it is a professional term. Legalization is a term typical for ordinary people, it is more often used when it comes to the picture in your question. Essentially equivalent words, synonyms. We can also say that the first term is characteristic only of criminal law. Yes, you rightly noted that if the criminal article is abolished (decriminalized), then the administrative one will remain.

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