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How the Law Classifies Crime
Crimes are divided into felonies anti misdemeanors. The. distinction between the two is based on the seriousness of the crime. A Felony is a major crime such as rape. homicide, or aggravated assault. for which punishment typically ranges from more than a year's imprisonment to death. A misdemeanor is a minor crime - that is typically punished by less than one year in jail. In either event. a fine may be part of the sanction as well. Actions that constitute felonies and misdemeanors are determined by the legislatures in the various states; thus. their definitions vary from jurisdiction  jurisdiction.

Posted on September 8, 2014 in Deviance And Crime

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