rap sheet

noun Slang.
a record kept by law-enforcement authorities of a person's arrests and convictions.

Origin:
1955–60; see rap1 (def 13)

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rap sheet
 
n
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) a police record of an individual's criminal history

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It was often not possible to identify on the rap sheet the originating arrest that corresponded to that incarceration.
Those with cash and connections can clean up a rap sheet quickly.
But incineration comes with its own rap sheet of environmental and health-related pitfalls.
The suspect's rap sheet revealed that he had been arrested several times in other jurisdictions for burglary.
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