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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felony

The term felony, in some common law countries, means a serious crime. The word originates ... If punishable by exactly one year or less, it is classified as a misdemeanor. ... at common law when the British and American legal systems divorced in 1776, felonies were crimes punishable by either death or forfeiture of property.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government sanctioned practice ... Crimes that are punishable by death are known as capital crimes or capital ... Usually, compensation and shunning were enough as a form of justice. ... of execution prescribed for more serious crimes such as treason and sedition.

www.answers.com/Q/What_type_of_crime_is_a_serious_crime_that_is_punishable_by_death

A serious crime punishable by death? ... Death penalty is also known as capital punishment; a crime that may be punished by capital punishment is a capital ...

quizlet.com/9021574/criminal-law-i-definitions-flash-cards

However, not all rules are laws, fewer still are criminal laws, and not all have .... A serious crime, generally one punishable by death or by incarceration in a state ...

deathpenaltyinfo.org/crimes-punishable-death-penalty

Death Penalty for Offenses Other Than Murder - State and Federal Laws that allow Capital Punishment when no death has occurred. DPIC's Page on Kennedy v ...

deathpenalty.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004927

Sep 12, 2012 ... 41 federal capital crimes and related codes. ... State Death Penalty Laws and Information - Get the legal status, a brief state history, and links to ...

www.icomdp.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Most-serious-crimes_final_6Feb2013.pdf

Feb 6, 2013 ... 1.2 Crimes which do not meet the threshold for “most serious crimes” .... [T]he types of crimes for which the death penalty is applied, should be ...

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felony. n. 1) a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/death-penalty.html

Some serious criminal offenses are punishable by death, most often violent ... brief history of death penalty laws, notable court challenges and current statistics.