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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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* Re-offence that occurred in hospital was included in the recidivist group, provided a charge was laid.
The migrant youth offenders were divided into two groups, onset-offender and recidivist. The onset-offender group had a mean age of 16.82 years (SD = 0.67), whereas the recidivist group had a mean age of 20.51 years (SD = 3.10).
It means that an a posteriori probability calculation was made, once it had been verified which participants were recidivist and nonrecidivist.
This study mapped and compared the presence of psychiatric disorders in primary and recidivist Brazilian youngsters, facing socio-educational sentences in correctional facilities, in the city of Sao Paulo.
Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world: so casually do the beasts intrude that the town runs a Polar Bear Alert programme under which recidivist bears are incarcerated in a purpose-built jail and repeat offenders are helicoptered far away.
WORCESTER - A Worcester man described by a prosecutor as a "dangerous individual" and "career recidivist" was sentenced to 13 to15 years in state prison Thursday after being convicted of charges stemming from a 2011 home invasion on Gibbs Street.
"[T]he fixing of prison terms for specific crimes involves a substantive penological judgment that, as a general matter, is 'properly within the province of legislatures, not courts.'" (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.
In the study group, results of this study reveal that 320 (29.7%) offenders are recidivist offenders and 757 (70.3%) offenders are not recidivist offenders.
They have also upped the maximum financial penalty to be imposed on recidivist states to 0.5% of GDP (from the Commission's 0.2% maximum), with the proceeds being pumped into the EU's future rescue fund.
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.