recidivist

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recidivist

n. a repeat criminal offender, convicted of a crime after having been previously convicted. (See: habitual criminal)

recidivist

noun convict, criminal, delinquent, guilty person, habitual criminal, hardened offender, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasant, malfeasor, offender, outlaw, repeat offender, reprobate, transgressor, wrongdoer
See also: convict, criminal, delinquent, felon, malefactor, outlaw
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intelligence "suspects, but is not certain, may have engaged in recidivist activities," Brennan wrote.
The companion report, Reincarcerated: The Experiences of Men Returning to Massachusetts Prisons, consists of an analysis of parole officer focus groups and interviews with recidivists as they return to prison.
First, as a group, DUI recidivists are predominantly single, separated, or divorced Caucasian or Hispanic males between the ages of 25 and 45.
Because Eysenk's theory links low arousal and low conditionability to high E and low arousal also to P, these results suggests that recidivists may score higher on P and E than nonrecidivists and normals.
We need a law that will allow us to remand this patient and other severe recidivist alcoholics to inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
98) Scalia asserted that the concept of proportionality is inherently tied to the penological goal of retribution, and thus cannot sensibly be applied to a law aiming at incapacitating recidivists.
Four Georgia state prisoners who were convicted as recidivists brought a [ss] 1983 action challenging the retroactive application of a recidivist statute by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.
This is called the cumulative principle(5) and was the dominant approach to sentencing recidivists during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Of course, we wouldn't be able to have second and third chances at humiliating these recidivists because educated prisoners might actually become contributing citizens rather than repeat performers.
The study's findings go against the commonly held notion that most sex offenders are recidivists," Berlin said.
A 1979 study of 258 adult recidivists revealed that 78 percent of the inmates showed truancy as the first entry on their arrest records.
In 1995, the IRS decided to send recidivists fewer notices than other nonfilers to expedite their cases.