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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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Michigans recidivism rate, which measures the percentage of offenders who return to prison within three years of release, has dropped to 28.
To what extent would the recidivism rate be reduced by such an increase in programming?
Over the decade of the study, the average recidivism rate in the country--the rate at which formerly incarcerated people are convicted of new crimes that send them back to prison--rose by 2.
Overall it's down on 2008 which recorded a 51% recidivism rate.
A 2004 report on recidivism in Illinois similarly found that the three year recidivism rate of prisoners was 66% on average (Olson et al.
9% (n = 582) recidivism rate among 728 male juvenile non-sex offenders who were followed up to 2 years postrelease from residential treatment.
In Connecticut, for example, those released in 2007 showed a recidivism rate of 43.
Recent research on prison education programs presents discouraging statistics on the current recidivism rate or the rate of the habitual relapse into crime.
Connecticut has reduced its recidivism rate from 47 percent in 2007 to 41 percent in 2013, according to The CT Mirror.
Data from the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services indicated that the recidivism rate in Southern Maryland averages almost 20 percent.
In 2011, Public Defender Matt Shirk publicly called for such a system, noting the low recidivism rate being realized in the few other VTC's operating around the country.
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.