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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The nonoffender group had significantly lower total explicit aggression scores than did the onset-offender and recidivist groups (mean difference [MD] = -11.
The cohort was comprised of 619 primaries and 267 recidivists.
Recidivist laws, including three strikes laws, have been upheld by the United States Supreme Court as a legitimate approach for states to combat crime.
In other words, results of this study reveal that less-educated offenders are likely to become recidivist offenders after release from IDOC custody.
There were "no confirmed or suspected recidivists among detainees transferred during this administration, although we recognize the ongoing risk that detainees could engage in such activity," his letter said.
For the typical innocent defendant in the typical case--which I will demonstrate is a recidivist facing petty charges--the best resolution is generally a quick plea in exchange for a light, bargained-for sentence.
Also, DUI recidivists are distinguished from non-recidivist offenders by an increased propensity for family histories of alcohol-and other drug-related problems.
Differences between the profile distributions of the recidivist and nonrecidivist group were not significant ([chi square] = 1.
We need a law that will allow us to remand this patient and other severe recidivist alcoholics to inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
People in the UK are much more in favour of prison as a punishment - 52 per cent back incarceration for recidivist burglars rather than other remedies - more than twice the EU average.
Given appellant's unbroken history of violent crime, we cannot find this case to be one of the admittedly rare ones in which the recidivist sentence is unconstitutional,'' the appeals court said.