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intr.v. re·cid·i·vat·ed, re·cid·i·vat·ing, re·cid·i·vates
To return to a previous pattern of behavior, especially criminal conduct.

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Verb1.recidivate - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
retrovert, revert, turn back, regress, return - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
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Kane County Court Services is seeking to retain the services of qualified and professional agencies experienced in the delivery of substance abuse intervention and supportive services to adult offenders, specifically offenders who are assessed to be at high risk to recidivate, have a history of substance abuse or dependence and are in need of supportive services.
The three to six months after release from jail or prison "is the time when people are most likely to recidivate," Solomon said.
One challenge is distinguishing between the addict who may have a high risk of recidivating for low-level offenses (for example, probation violations for positive drug tests) and a released prisoner with a lower risk to recidivate but whose offenses have a greater potential for lethality.
The data becomes especially illuminating when broken down into the types of offenses for which offenders recidivate.
Prisoners released after serving time for a property offense were the most likely to recidivate.
For instance, if judges are told, "The estimated probability that Defendant X will recidivate is 30%, and the 95% confidence interval for that prediction is 25% to 35%," that may well sound to the judge like a reasonably precise individual prediction, but it is not.
85) This aggregation aligns with courts' approach to punitive damages, which are often awarded in greater amounts where the defendant is more likely to recidivate or has already recidivated.
Some studies suggest that corrections-based education, vocational, and work-program participants recidivate at a lower rate and arc twice as likely to find employment after release than nonparticipants.
The study found that those who participated in correctional education programs were 13 percent less likely to recidivate compared to those who did not participate.
Educational opportunities are very important to help these inmates not recidivate," said Kenneth Romanowski, warden of the Macomb Correctional Facility.
Former offenders commit crimes at higher rates than the general population, so in combination with technical parole violations, many ex-offenders recidivate and return to prison within the first few years of release (Brad et al.