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. He wondered that they had made no effort to escape.
The first series of Porridge began on BBC 1 on September 5, 1974, and saw habitual criminal Norman Stanley Fletcher joining inmates like prison cook Lukewarm (Christopher Biggins) 'Orrible Ives (Ken Jones) and Blanco (David Jason) at HMP Slade.
He was convicted by a Kane County jury in April of being armed habitual criminal.
Porridge was also the title of a hit 70s sitcom, starring Ronnie Barker as habitual criminal Norman Stanley Fletcher, set in the fictional Slade jail.
It has come to the notice of the court that Sheriff is a habitual criminal', he said.
The police claimed that suspect is a habitual criminal and was earlier arrested in different cases registered with Sir Syed police station.
Summary: Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr 21 (ANI): Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur was a 'habitual criminal' involved in incidents of stabbing in the state.
Zacharie Bauer appeals a judgment of conviction for repeated sexual assault of a child, as a habitual criminal. Bauer also appeals a circuit court order denying his motion for postconviction relief.
Police said Mehtab was a habitual criminal with more than 20 cases of robbery and extortion filed against him.
"The predicate convictions supporting the habitual criminal portions of the indictments were the result of guilty pleas tendered by the defendant in 2008.
TRonnie Barker was the seen-itall-before habitual criminal serving a five-year stretch with Richard Beckinsale as his impressionable young cellmate Lennie Godber in Porridge.