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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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Recidivist offenders were also more likely to be born in Aotearoa.
4) An ANOVA was performed to validate the hypothesis of the predicted model: the predictor variable ("recidivism209") should discriminate between the recidivist and non-recidivist inmates.
According to our perspective, these last findings can be associated with the high proportion of dissocial personality disorders in the recidivist cohort, suggesting that emotional reactivity represents an axis of psychiatric predictors, where the two ends would be associated with primary offenders (high levels of emotional reaction) and recidivism (low levels of emotional reaction).
67) Recidivist statutes, although cruel, are one legitimate method legislatures employ to discourage criminal behavior.
The survival of this attitude was starkly illustrated in the 1970s, when I recall a recidivist Labour Party councillor referring to pupils attending Welsh medium schools as the "cuckoos in our nest".
It is not a civilised society which prioritises the rights of recidivist neds before the welfare of its elderly and sick.
They have also upped the maximum financial penalty to be imposed on recidivist states to 0.
Indeed, there have been falls, concussions, crises of confidence and at one stage enough suspensions to suggest that the young Hanagan was something of a serial recidivist.
The letter, from President Barack Obama's counterterrorism advisor John Brennan, acknowledges that the "intelligence community assesses that 20 percent of detainees transferred from Guantanamo are confirmed or suspected of recidivist activity.
Clinicians working with recidivist driving-under-the-influence populations should consider evaluating these offenders for bipolar disorder, Dr.