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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303) In sum, courts, as they have been inclined to do with registration-related claims more generally, will very likely be inclined to find, as they have with recidivists, that any in- versus out-of-state classification itself is not cause for equal protection concern.
Thus, after the exclusion of the high-error participants, the final effective numbers of participants for the IATs comprised 68 nonoffenders, 31 onset-offenders, and 26 recidivists.
Table 1 Frequencies distribution by educational level, criminal category, nationality and variation in the penitentiary treatment degree (regression of degree) Recidivists Non-recidivists Total N % N % N % Educational level Elementary 227 40.
It will also review the reasoning behind increased penalties for recidivists.
In that regard, the study included 619 youngsters facing their primary incarceration and 267 recidivists (individuals with more than one conviction).
California's three strikes law has hardly resulted in consistent and uniform prison sentences for recidivists with similar criminal histories.
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.
Massachusetts Recidivism Study: A Closer Look at Releases and Returns to Prison compares recidivists with nonrecidivists across demographics, criminal history.
In reality, most innocent defendants are recidivists, because institutional biases select for the arrest and charge of these repeat players.
A profile of the hard-core drinking driver is emerging from multiple studies that compare DUI non-recidivists with DUI recidivists.
In the present study we examined whether different personality profiles based on Eysenck's theory could be distinguished in an incarcerated juvenile delinquent sample and which profile is more typical for recidivists than for nonrecidivists.
A racing festival, particularly if it's held in Ireland, is characterised by enormous fields full of horses you've never heard of, often racing over banks and bumps in grotesque parody of real racing, all trained in secret in places like Craggie Island by cunning recidivists who believe they have a God-given right to screw the innocent into the ground.