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recidivist

 [re-sid´ĭ-vist]
a person who tends to relapse, especially one who tends to return to criminal habits after treatment or punishment.

re·cid·i·vist

(rē-sid'i-vist),
A person who tends toward recidivation.

re·cid·i·vist

(rĕ-sid'i-vist)
A person who tends toward recidivation.

recidivist

(rē-sĭd′ĭ-vĭst)
1. A confirmed criminal.
2. A patient, esp. one with mental illness, who has repeated relapses into behavior marked by antisocial acts.
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Two foremost examples of this phenomenon are examined here: criminal recidivist sentence enhancement laws and sex offender registration laws.
Moreover, the results may indicate that when people commit a crime for the first time against their prior social and moral standards, their aggression levels are even higher than those of recidivists and that their angry energy was directed not only toward the victims, but toward themselves as well.
It means that an a posteriori probability calculation was made, once it had been verified which participants were recidivist and nonrecidivist.
This jump in punishment for non-traffic related offenses is a new and relatively rare method of punishing misdemeanor recidivists.
44), while among the 66 recidivists, 47 were diagnosed with a dissocial personality disorder (.
holding Georgia's two strikes law's application corresponds with purpose of deterring recidivists from violent crime), with Zimring et al.
9) On the benefits side, recidivists suffer less--if at all--from the corollary consequences of convictions.
10) In the Illinois pilot, recidivists were more likely to have prior arrests for speeding, failure to yield/stop, improper lane rage, and seatbelt or child safety violations, as well as being nearly twice as likely as first-time offenders to have at least one prior collision on their driving record.
1999) would indicate that recidivists are characterized by high P (low restraint) and low N (low distress).
We need a law that will allow us to remand this patient and other severe recidivist alcoholics to inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
Moore said police believe recruiting among gangs has been on the rise, and anti-gang officers work on what they call the ``10 percent'' problem of recidivists who commit 50 percent of all crimes.
He asserted, "I have a feeling here that [if] you are choosing, you would choose recidivists over religionists.