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 (ĭn-kôr′ĭ-jə-bəl, -kŏr′-)
1. Incapable of being corrected or reformed: an incorrigible criminal.
2. Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults.
3. Difficult or impossible to control or manage: an incorrigible, spoiled child.
One that cannot be corrected or reformed.

[Middle English, from Latin incorrigibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + corrigere, to correct; see correct.]

in·cor′ri·gi·bil′i·ty, in·cor′ri·gi·ble·ness n.
in·cor′ri·gi·bly adv.
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'Prima-facie, the penalty of dismissal from service of a police officer attracts only for the gravest acts of misconduct or as the cumulative effect of continued misconduct proving incorrigibility and complete unfitness for police service that whether such police officer is fit to continue in the police service,' the bench remarked in the judgement.
"incorrigibility," "malicious mischief," etc., up to
An appeals court judge stated that re-sentencing Malvo would require the courts to decide whether he is "one of the rare juvenile offenders" who can be sentenced to life without parole due to "crimes [that] reflect permanent incorrigibility," rather than "the transient immaturity of youth."
"If it did not, their hope for some years of life outside prison walls must be restored." He told states to review the prison terms of incarcerated lifers, noting that sentences without parole should be reserved for only the "rarest of juvenile offenders, those whose crimes reflect permanent incorrigibility."
(30) Revelers' inclinations foreshadowed the incorrigibility of modern university fraternity houses, but more serious than wanton destruction of property or personal spats was crossing the line between irreverence and outright resistance to any kind of authority.
The question for the sentencing court becomes: Is this offender the "rarest" of juveniles who shows permanent incorrigibility?
Louisiana that its Miller decision applies retroactively and that life sentences for juveniles are reserved for those whose "crimes reflect permanent incorrigibility."
The Warden has appealed.<br />Life without parole<br />Under Montgomery, a sentencing court violates Miller any time it imposes a discretionary life-without-parole sentence on a juvenile homicide offender without first concluding that the offender's crimes "reflect permanent incorrigibility," as opposed to "the transient immaturity of youth." Contrary to the Warden's argument in this case, Montgomery's articulation of the Miller rule was not mere dictum, and this court is obliged to follow it.<br />Consideration of youth<br />Virginia law did not permit the jury to give Malvo a sentence less than life without parole.
The policies he mentions require psychological evaluations to determine whether thedefendant is capable of rehabilitation or if their crimes show, as the bill states, irreparable corruption and permanent incorrigibility. State Rep.
Miller allows life without parole for some, but only those whose crimes show irreparable corruption or permanent incorrigibility, according to the commissions report.
Don't we need reforms because of our incorrigibility?!