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Synonyms for recidivist

someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)

someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

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The letter, from President Barack Obama's counterterrorism advisor John Brennan, acknowledges that the "intelligence community assesses that 20 percent of detainees transferred from Guantanamo are confirmed or suspected of recidivist activity.
However, there is no getting away from the fact that international attention will focus on the two recidivists, not on the 218 successes - especially now that the planned closure of Guantanamo and the fate of the remaining inmates are hot news.
If law-abiding motorists are dutifully - if a little grudgingly - paying then every effort should be made to ensure recidivists are not allowed to get away with it?
Massachusetts Recidivism Study: A Closer Look at Releases and Returns to Prison compares recidivists with nonrecidivists across demographics, criminal history.
A profile of the hard-core drinking driver is emerging from multiple studies that compare DUI non-recidivists with DUI recidivists.
In the present study we examined whether different personality profiles based on Eysenck's theory could be distinguished in an incarcerated juvenile delinquent sample and which profile is more typical for recidivists than for nonrecidivists.
A racing festival, particularly if it's held in Ireland, is characterised by enormous fields full of horses you've never heard of, often racing over banks and bumps in grotesque parody of real racing, all trained in secret in places like Craggie Island by cunning recidivists who believe they have a God-given right to screw the innocent into the ground.
Recidivists accounted for a disproportionate share of that outlay.
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.
A Little Red Book would not only divert attention from the lack of urgency in the city and the fact that the council is in a rut of monumental proportions, it'll also serve to justify Whitby's insistence that the only way forward against reactionaries, meddlers and recidivists is a city region managed up of a Politburo of local authority leaders to erm, cut through unnecessary bureaucracy.
And Bialystock and Bloom move on to prison, where they stage "Prisoners of Love" and bilk recidivists and first-time offenders out of their savings, too.
In Derry recidivists will be given the option of a three-month prison sentence or a good talking to from Mark Durkan, which, in reality, amounts to just about the same thing.
Eleven of the 14 adult sexual offence recidivists also received convictions for nonsexual offences.
94) Because of the state's interest in incapacitating recidivists, as well as Ewing's long history of felonies, the plurality held that his was not "the rare case in which a threshold comparison of the crime committed and the sentence imposed leads to an inference of gross disproportionality.