dangerous offender


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dangerous offender

(US, Canada) an offender who is deemed by a court of law to be likely to engage in further violent conduct, and who thus becomes eligible for an indefinite prison sentence.
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He said Summerfield was not yet a dangerous offender needing an indeterminate sentence - but warned that might happen if he re-offended.
Judge Peter Bowers ruled that Henry was a dangerous offender and sent him to a young offenders' institution for two-and-a-half years, plus an extended 18-month licence period when released.
Teesside's top probation officer has moved to reassure the public over the electronic tagging of dangerous offenders.
We taken a very dangerous offender out of circulation tony He used his local churches in north London and Kent as stepping stones into the communities and once there, groomed the children, mainly aged between three and 12.
Teachers at Scoil Chronain cannot be faulted either for alerting parents over this particularly dangerous offender.
Lane County Circuit Judge Debra Vogt granted Lane's previous request that Eastman, who is homeless, be classified as a dangerous offender, which allows a sentence of up to 30 years for each conviction.
Brian Ben, 51, of Loon Lake First Nation, has been named a dangerous offender by Meadow Lake provincial court judge Lorna Dyck.
I consider you pose a very significant risk to the public and are a dangerous offender.
Provincial Court Judge Ernie Walter ruled Yellowknee's offence was liable to at least 10 years impsonment as part of his repetitive, dangerous behaviour, but he used his discretion to rule out sentencing him as a dangerous offender.
His bill, amending the Criminal Code provisions on dangerous offenders, will change the law so that any person convicted of a third violent offence would have to prove in court why he or she should not be designated a dangerous offender.
He stated that the primary and overriding purpose of the dangerous offender provisions is the protection of the public, and because of this, the importance of sentencing objectives such as rehabilitation, deterrence, and retribution are greatly diminished.
A JUDGE will have to decide whether an Armani watch robber who had an open syringe in a public street is a dangerous offender.
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