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re·cid·i·vism

 (rĭ-sĭd′ə-vĭz′əm)
n.
The repeating of or returning to criminal behavior by the same offender or type of offender.

[From recidivist, one who recidivates, from French récidiviste, from récidiver, to relapse, from Medieval Latin recidīvāre, from Latin recidīvus, falling back, from recidere, to fall back : re-, re- + cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.]

re·cid′i·vist n.
re·cid′i·vis′tic, re·cid′i·vous adj.

recidivism

(rɪˈsɪdɪˌvɪzəm)
n
(Law) habitual relapse into crime
[C19: from Latin recidīvus falling back, from re- + cadere to fall]
reˈcidivist n, adj
reˌcidiˈvistic, reˈcidivous adj

re•cid•i•vism

(rɪˈsɪd əˌvɪz əm)

n.
repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
[1885–90; < Latin recidīv(us) relapsing (recid(ere) to fall back)]
re•cid′i•vist, n., adj.
re•cid`i•vis′tic, re•cid′i•vous, adj.

recidivism

a repeated relapsing into criminal or delinquent behavior. — recidivist, n. — recidivistic, recidivous, adj.
See also: Crime
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recidivism - habitual relapse into crime
lapsing, relapse, relapsing, backsliding, reverting, lapse, reversion - a failure to maintain a higher state

recidivism

noun
A slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one:
Translations

recidivism

[rɪˈsɪdɪvɪzəm] Nreincidencia f

recidivism

recidivism

[rɪˈsɪdɪˌvɪzm] nrecidività

re·cid·i·vism

, recidivity
n. recidiva, reincidencia, tendencia a recaer en una condición, enfermedad o síntoma previo.
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Since February 2012 when the Board began tracking recidivism rates of mental health offenders, the three-year recidivism rate shows a 10 percentage point reduction for those offenders supervised by these specialized agents.
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Data from the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services indicated that the recidivism rate in Southern Maryland averages almost 20 percent.
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2005; Chappell, 2004; Mercer, 2009; Owens, 2009) find that the recidivism rate among offenders who have participated in post-secondary education programs during incarceration is significantly lower than those offenders who have not.
The recidivism rate has remained relatively stable for the country as a whole between 1999 and 2004.
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Her signature program, "Back on Track," reportedly reduced the recidivism rate in San Francisco from the state standard of 70 percent to less than 10 percent.
A recidivism rate that low would be hard to achieve in America, but perhaps it would be possible.
Findings showed that the overall three-year recidivism rate was 55.
According to IDOC data, the state's overall recidivism rate dropped from 37.