Its common in my country (Reincidente) but its the first time I see it in English.Never heard of that term.
The problems to me are that it automatically makes the character an ex-prisoner, and it does not sounds "fighter", its more "thief" oriented.
WS still seem "wrong" to me, should be toned down.
The class should either have the Backstabbing special ability or different description.Recidivists are dishonorable fighters who will stab their opponents in the back
I would give them BS instead of WP and be done.
The "Malice Abilities" should be in either alphabetical or MP cost order.
They are able to take punishment, but the ability implies that they learn to not get hit. Also, the half movement cost seems inefficient.Deflect damage: Recidivist experts are making sure they can take punishment just as much as they can dish it out. For half their movement, a Recidivist 6 on incoming damage when the Malice Point is used.
Menacing Presence: It has no cost, if that is the idea, it should be with the other special abilities.
Dishonorable Strike: See my point above on BS.
Time Stop: No need for the level requirement, as no character of less than 5 level will have the necessary points.
Also, making it work "freely" for other of the same class seems excessive.
Free Roam: Can the walk on water or lava?
Fearless Striker: Should be with the other special abilities or have a MP cost.
Master of Dishonor: Names a backstab blow, should be Dishonorable Strike unless BS is added.