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Human DignityPlay
Use 'convict' with awareness of human dignity. It labels a person by their crime. SlideAfter serving his time, the convict became an advocate for reform.
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Stigma AttachedPlay
'Convict' carries a stigma; it is often associated with a loss of reputation. SlideThe community had a hard time accepting the released convict.
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Before vs AfterPlay
'Convict' refers to individuals after sentencing, not at the time of arrest. SlideHe became a convict once the sentence was declared.