Other Names:
Habitual criminals

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.

Studying recidivism
Societal Problems Crime
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST