Problem

Recidivists

Other Names:
Habitual criminals
Nature:

A recidivist is a person who commits a crime after having been previously convicted of a criminal act. This tendency to commit further crimes means that recidivists and habitual criminals present more of a danger to society than do once-off offenders. A recidivist may receive different treatment from first-time offenders, in that he may be refused bail and conditional early release as well as receiving harsher than usual treatment from gaolers and cellmates.

Strategies:
Studying recidivism
Values:
Crime
Recidivism
Subject(s):
Societal Problems Crime
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 11:21 CEST