(noun) A crime considered serious such as murder that is typically punishable by death or long term imprisonment.
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- Plural: felonies
- A type of crime.
- Also called high crime.
- A (noun) felon is an individual that commits and is convicted of a felony for their (verb) felonious actions.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “felony.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 19, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/felony/).
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felony. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/felony/
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