recidivism

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recidivism:

see criminologycriminology,
the study of crime, society's response to it, and its prevention, including examination of the environmental, hereditary, or psychological causes of crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and the efficacy of punishment or correction (see prison) as
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recidivism

habitual relapse into crime
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If a judge grants prosecutors' request to have him declared a habitual criminal, Mack would face a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
These are not rare occurrences and solve the habitual criminal aspect.
BRIAN Gracie was a habitual criminal with 36 convictions to his name.
Bank staff set off the alarm - and habitual criminal Wesley Reid, 58, was caught.
A HEROIC dad has been praised for his brave have-a-go hero actions which led to a habitual criminal being put behind bars.
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In the second report a habitual criminal with a history of car crime, drugs and burglary was given a conditional release - what a farce - in my younger days he would have suffered strokes of the birch and sent down for five years with hard labour.
The habitual criminal reportedly asked his son to look after Imiela's wife Christine, who is not Aidan's mother.
While Lynn tries to make sense of several perplexing scenarios, a habitual criminal puts the final touches on an evil plan that will change everything.
You could be described as an habitual criminal," the judge told him.
The "211s" gang was founded in 1995 by habitual criminal Benjamin Davis at Colorado's Denver County Jail.