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Publication Felony Laws of the 50 States and the District of Columbia, 1986

Patrick Langan, Wayne Logan, Lindsay Stellwagen

February 1, 1987    NCJ 105066

The survey lists all felonies contained in the criminal codes of the 50 States and the District of Columbia. For certain crime categories -- homicide, arson, rape and sexual assault, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, and drugs -- nonfelonies are reported as well. The survey excludes all felonies and nonfelonies defined in statutes outside the criminal code, except drug offenses. Each State listing contains information on classification and sentencing, the punishment of inchoate offenses (attempted crimes, conspiracies to commit crimes, and solicitations to commit crimes), and certain definitions pertinent to the statutes. The criminal statutes themselves are reported (number and title), along with their category designations and penalties. Penalty listings do not include fines unless a fine is the sole penalty. A key, unique to each State, is provided to assist readers in the interpretation of listings.


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