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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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This is critical because a key factor in why offenders recidivate is due to substance abuse.
The effectiveness of prison is frequently measured by the rate at which released prisoners recidivate, or reoffend with a new crime.
Reducing penalties likely will increase crime directly as potential criminals fear punishment less and those who have chosen to commit criminal acts spend less time in prison, allowing them to recidivate.
offenders rarely recidivate, it has provided no evidence that those
10) Approximately 55% of all users recidivate within three years of their release and approximately 95% return to drug use within that same time frame.
The USSC notes that "career offenders who have committed a violent instant offense or a violent prior offense generally have a more serious and extensive criminal history, recidivate at a higher rate than drug trafficking only career offenders, and are more likely to commit another violent offense in the future.
On the other hand, children who go through community-based interventions or diversion programs are less likely to recidivate than children who are incarcerated,' the group added.
Drug courts measure success based on participants' ability to abstain from drugs, change their employment or educational statuses, comply with mental health mandates, and not recidivate.
In childhood, craniopharyngiomas are more prone to show expansive, aggressive growth, recidivate more often, and cause more severe endocrine disorders [1-4].
Despite being a benign lesion it can recidivate locally, possibly due to muscularis mucosa invasion, described in 41% of the patients in a review by Montgomery et al.
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.