Felony (Ro.: infracțiune gravă/ cu un grad ridicat de pericol social, Gr.: κακούργημα, Cz.: zločin) (See also: misdemeanour, crime, homicide, delinquency, maleficence) = a crime considered as being serious or grave.
In most legal systems, ‘felony’ refers to a crime which is more serious than a ‘misdemeanour’, being punishable by imprisonment or, in several legal systems, with death. For example, these are considered to be felonies: murder, rape, kidnapping, arson, burglary, robbery, theft.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/44/introduction - Criminal Justice Act 2003
http://legislationline.org/download/action/download/id/3235/file/Germany_CC_1971_amended_2009_en.pdf - Criminal Code of Germany
Article 18 of the Greek Criminal Code [Greek]
Organizations and associations
http://www.trynova.org/ - National Organization for Victim Assistance
http://www.victimsofcrime.org/ - The National Centre for Victims of Crime
http://www.hirenetwork.org/content/about-us - The National H.I.R.E Network
Birder, Guyora, 2012, Felony Murder, USA, Stanford University Press
Champion, Dean J, 1988, Felony probation: problems and prospects, New York, Praeger
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/crimes-felonies-misdemeanors-infractions-classification-33814.html - Bergman, Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Infractions: Classifying Crimes, Nolo Law for all