Noun(1) someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior(2) someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
(1) There are very good organisations like Safe Network in Auckland, run by John McCarthy, which deals with trying to rehabilitate and run programmes for recidivist sex offenders.(2) However, last time we were there, she proved unexpectedly recidivist .(3) New South Wales has a lot of recidivist bank robbers.(4) Compulsory fitting of the alerting system was deemed acceptable, but only for new vehicles or recidivist speeders.(5) We support anything that tries to get recidivist drink-drivers off the road.(6) The number of remand prisoners was double the level of 9 years ago, because of the passage of the Bail Act, which is tougher on recidivist offenders who continue to offend while on bail.(7) The most promising indications regarding the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs have been for those interventions that have focused primarily on recidivist drink drivers.(8) A non-custodial sentence, by definition, is regarded as something that is imposed when the person is not a serious or recidivist offender.(9) But its problems with boy racers, recidivist teenage car thieves, drugs and child abuse made it as good a choice as any other provincial centre for the launch.(10) In addition, there could well be people whom the police are aware are recidivist offenders but, as it so happens, have not been caught for or convicted of an offence for 7 years.(11) The service's team manager, Juliet Yolland, said recidivist truants were typically missing between 60-80 percent of the 186-day school year.(12) The police have gone out and caught the recidivist burglars.(13) It is unlikely they would be lenient with someone they view as a recidivist .(14) Violent recidivist criminals should be permanently removed from society, perhaps by being put to work on an outlying New Zealand island.(15) The forecasts show that recidivist offenders are now more likely to be convicted, taken off the streets, and kept off the streets.(16) A recidivist drink-driver was up on another set of serious drink-driving charges, and the case was dismissed because of delays in the justice system.
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