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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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* Those who recidivated prior to becoming a state patient were not included in the recidivist group.
The nonoffender group had significantly lower total explicit aggression scores than did the onset-offender and recidivist groups (mean difference [MD] = -11.49, SE = 2.88, p < .001; MD = -7.61, SE = 3.50, p < .05), indicating their disapproval of aggression.
The sensitivity is 0.359, which means that 35.9% of the recidivist participants have a value above 2.116.
However, one thing that can be emphasized is that these peculiarities allow a fair comparison between youngsters enduring their first incarceration and recidivists, thus raising the possibility of examining the role of certain disorders in the classification of criminal leanings, within the context of Brazilian culture.
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.
intelligence "suspects, but is not certain, may have engaged in recidivist activities," Brennan wrote.
For the typical innocent recidivist defendant facing the typical petty charge, the more abbreviated the process, the less the punishment.
Compared to the non-recidivist, the DUI recidivist is more likely to believe that he/she can drive safely after drinking and to see his/her DUI arrest as a function of bad luck or police harassment.
Boys who had been arrested at some point in time after they left De Hunnerberg were classified as recidivist. The follow-up period varied with a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 55 months.
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.