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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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Even assuming that registrants and recidivists are able to accurately assess the impact of the applicable laws in their newly adopted states, the laws themselves threaten unequal treatment.
Second, we focused on aggression differences among three different migrant youth groups of nonoffenders, onset-offenders, and recidivists.
Undoubtedly, the intimidating value of sending recidivists to prison again is lower than in the case of non-recidivists.
The statutes certainly reflect the long-standing belief that recidivists are more deserving of punishment.
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.
182) In California, the bottom line is that two recidivists with identical criminal histories overall can receive vastly different prison sentences.
Ambitious, but achievable, and it would be entirely wrong to portray the global automotive industry as dyed-in-the-wool recidivists determined to resist change at any cost.
The topics include steps towards desistance among male young adult recidivists, understanding marginalized young people's criminal careers, moving from risks to strengths as the basis for a model of offender resettlement, a qualitative longitudinal approach to transition from prison to everyday life, and white-collar offenders' anticipation of release from prison.
If Blackpool were a one-off then Blues are relegation recidivists.
Peter Smyth, chairman of the London Police Federation, said: "The temptation will be to focus on catching first-time offenders instead of recidivists who commit the majority of low level crime.
It is these ordinary people, who are struggling daily to make ends meet, who will be coughing up to subsidise the cushy lives of wrongdoers and recidivists.
What is indisputable, is that the more recidivists you incarcerate, the less crime is committed.
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.
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?