Sources & Definitions


Civil Death

The loss of an individual’s civil rights, typically as punishment for a crime. In the U.S., being convicted of a felony can result in the loss of the right to vote


Preventing (a person or group of people) from having the right to vote

High Crimes

All crimes — some felonies and some not — that go harshly against the morality of the country


Something that isn’t official or isn’t specifically said, but that everyone knows to be true


Social marginalization happens when a group of people are denied equal and adequate opportunity to determine their treatment by the members of the broader society. It usually includes the lack of representation, recognition of rights and equal redistribution of resources and services


Minor criminal violations

Moral Turpitude

Acting “immorally” based on community standards


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