recidivist


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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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Specifically, offenders who have participated in the correctional education programs during incarceration at Indiana correctional facilities are less likely to be recidivist offenders than those offenders who have not attended any correctional education program during incarceration after release from IDOC custody.
A profile of the hard-core drinking driver is emerging from multiple studies that compare DUI non-recidivists with DUI recidivists.
Because Eysenk's theory links low arousal and low conditionability to high E and low arousal also to P, these results suggests that recidivists may score higher on P and E than nonrecidivists and normals.
In 1994, California became the second state to pass a recidivist sentencing law under the moniker "Three Strikes and You're Out.
The reason why the impulse to impose sterner punishment on recidivist on-the-spot recipients of fines is absent is because such offenders do not infringe upon what are normally regarded as important human concerns, such as physical integrity or property interests, and hence such offenders are not regarded as being of bad character.
HEED believes that if California's "three strikes" laws (jail mandatory after three felony convictions) were applied to corporations, "Unocal, a recidivist polluter, would have long since been out of business.
But "any recidivist defaulters should beware", he warned.
Like Bryant, Magistrale, and Tremaine, Skerrett notes the criminal element but fails to consider Bigger's violent and chaotic formative years in Mississippi and his youth in Chicago that destine him to be a recidivist.
s Recidivist Alcohol Probationer Program, with reduces drunk driving through a program that blends treatment with incarceration, electronic monitoring, unnanounced visits and breathalyzing.
So that all thought was now transitless "it," blunt would-be husk, maculate mask turned iterative tooth, recidivist gum, feasted on scraps laid aside for some ghost.
It is the recidivist criminals not being taken care of by our criminal justice system.
14) Although there was an attempt to keep recidivist women in separate cells,(15) association was the norm in women's institutions, particularly in prisons which had insufficient space for individual facilities.