recidivism

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recidivism

 [re-sid´ĭ-vizm]
a tendency to relapse into a previous condition, disease, or pattern of behavior, particularly a return to criminal behavior.

re·cid·i·vism

(rē-sid'i-vizm),
The tendency of a person toward recidivation.
[L. recidivus, recurring]

re·cid·i·vism

, recidivity (rĕ-sidi-vizm, -si-divi-tē)
A tendency toward recidivation.
[L. recidivus, recurring]
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If convicted of manslaughter and deemed a habitual criminal by the court, he would face a mandatory sentence of 20 years in state prison, the maximum allowable penalty for manslaughter.
Conway, 40, formerly of Carpentersville and now of Roscoe, Illinois, of armed habitual criminal and possession of a weapon by a felon, according to prosecutors and court records.
THERE is something unpalatable in general about crimes committed against elderly and vulnerable people, but the robbery attempt by habitual criminal Samantha Smith touched a new low.
Andrew Davies, defending, said although an habitual criminal, he was trying to get his life on track.
Jonathan Libby, 27, also of Charlestown, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon as a habitual criminal, three counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury as a habitual criminal, and conspiracy.
He added that if Stchi was telling the truth then Lawson was a habitual criminal. ( ANI )
In the second report a habitual criminal with a history of car crime, drugs and burglary was given a conditional release - what a farce - in my younger days he would have suffered strokes of the birch and sent down for five years with hard labour.
He described Begley as "an habitual criminal" with "no prospects of changing his behaviour."
These are not rare occurrences and solve the habitual criminal aspect.
A jury last month convicted Byron Howard, 37, of first-degree murder, home invasion, armed robbery, armed habitual criminal and burglary for the attack in which Donald Jouravleff, a 52-year-old Air Force veteran, was shot and killed in his house in unincorporated McHenry County and his wife was terrorized and robbed at gunpoint.