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The only crime specifically mentioned in the Constitution is "treason". The Constitution is suitably vague on other crimes, merely referring to the possibility of "high crimes and misdemeanors". This allows some flexibility for interpretation - which is exactly what the writers intended.

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Treason is the only crime that is specifically defined in the United States Constitution. It is located in Article 1, Section 5.

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Only crime defined by constitution?

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What is aid and comfort to the enemies?

"Aid and comfort to the enemy" is part of the definition of the crime of treason, which is the only crime defined in the Constitution.

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The only crime defined by the United States Constitution is treason. In order to convict a person of treason, you must have at least two witnesses.

Can the government require a person accused of a crime to be tried without a jury and by a judge?

No, that is called a Bill of Attainder as they are expressly forbidden by the Constitution. A Bill of Attainder is specifically defined as a law that punishes an individual or group without a trial.

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In the U.S. - if you are referring to an Amendment of the Constitution - there is no such amendment that SPECIFICALLY addresses that SPECIFIC crime.

Treason is the only crime defined in the constitution?

Yes Treason is defined as the only crime in the US Constitution because under English law; anyone was tried for treason by the whim of the court. It should be noted that those who wrote the constitution quickly admitted that the constitutional definition is for "citizens who owe no duty" (have no oath of office) and leaves normal treason (by government officials) untouched.

What is the only crime actually defined in the constitution?

The only individual crime for which the Constitution lays out specific criteria is Treason."Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attained."

This is the only crime specifically defined in the constitutionTo be found guilty of this a person must be shown to have helped wage war against the US or to have given and comfort to its enemies?


What is the only crime defined by the us constitution?

Treason; however it does refer to "high crimes and misdemeanors" as the basis for impeachment and removal from office of federal officials. It does not textually specify what these are.