عنوان مقاله [English]
Criminalization is the process by which a new criminal title is added to a list of crimes. At the beginning, this process ends with the emergence of a new criminal title. But some argue that it is possible to speak of the correct and acceptable result of criminalization when it gains the necessary credibility based on the three components of legality, legitimacy and efficiency. Otherwise, criminalization cannot be considered a completed process in itself, and it would be unjustifiable to leave the resulting criminal title on the list of criminal titles. Assessing the validity of “criminalization of drug trafficking” from the perspective of the three components, draws a situation that clearly shows the need to take some corrective measures due to the importance and extent of its legal, social and even political consequences.