habitual criminal

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Noun1.habitual criminal - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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As Tarzan turned toward the men about him he saw the crafty, evil faces of habitual criminals.
A HABITUAL criminal with 127 convictions on his record has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of drug dealing.
Det Supt Mike Jones, of Northumbria Police's crime department, who is responsible for the economic crime unit, said: "It's no secret that many offenders see prison as an occupational hazard of being a habitual criminal and just accept it.
Due to communication barriers and incompatible computer systems, local and federal officials were unable to effectively target habitual criminal aliens for federal felony prosecutions for illegal re-entry after deportation.
Three months later, police in Wallasey were quizzing Donald Johnson, 2 3, habitual criminal and a failed suicide, who had been seen outside the cinema at the relevant time.
With the help of the local police, Mark sets Naylor up and the lad, a habitual criminal, is jailed.
Mr Martin, who shot two burglars at his deserted farmhouse home, is serving a life sentence for the killing of habitual criminal Fred Barras and 10 years for wounding his accomplice, Brendan Fearnon.
RUNNER-UP: Stewart Hart DAD-OF-FOUR Stewart Hart has been praised for his "heroic" actions which led to a habitual criminal being put behind bars.
A habitual criminal on the other hand may spend on and off 20 years of his adult life in prison and just happen to be out on most occasions when there is an election.
Rather like TV Porridge's habitual criminal, Norman Stanley Fletcher, they look on arrest as an "occupational hazard" - and presumably accept imprisonment in the same casual manner.
So, once you get over the fact that Williamson is not Barker and his Fletch is never going to be Barker's Fletch, you can really start to revel in two hugely enjoyable hours in the company of our favourite habitual criminal and his fellow inmates.