incapacitated, past participle; incapacitates, 3rd person singular present; incapacitating, present participle; incapacitated, past tense;
Prevent from functioning in a normal way
he was incapacitated by a heart attack
Deprive (someone) of their legal capacity
disable: make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer"
disable: injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
(incapacitating) crippling: that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury"
Incapacitation in the context of sentencing philosophy refers to the effect of a sentence in terms of positively preventing (rather than merely deterring) future offending.
to make incapable (of doing something)
(INCAPACITATION) A philosophy of incarceration that argues that some offenders might have to be incarcerated not for what they have done but to prevent future harm to the community. This depends on the community's ability to identify those that might re-offend. ...
(Incapacitation) A strategy of punishment associated with positivist approaches to criminology. Sick offenders are removed from society (institutionalized or imprisoned) if they cannot be cured and rehabilitated, in order to protect society from harm. See also Deterrence and Retribution.
(Incapacitation) Designed simply to keep criminals away from society so that the public is protected from their misconduct. This is often achieved through prison sentences today. The death penalty or banishment have served the same purpose.
(Incapacitation) Evil act that is performed while dancing around stokes.
(Incapacitation) Prisons have not strayed from their original intention. Though there are loopholes to the justice system, prisons are living up to their mission statements. ...
(incapacitation) A threat action that prevents or interrupts system operation by disabling a system component. [RFC2828] An abnormal condition when the level of products and services a critical infrastructure provides its customers is reduced. ...