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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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The results showed that USDOL's apprentices recidivated at a significantly lower rate than offenders who had not been involved in apprenticeship.
So, among the 100 prisoners, 50 would not have recidivated irrespective of the intervention, while 10 desisted on account of having participated in the program.
Similarly, Wilson, Mitchell, and MacKenzie (2006) compiled findings of over 50 dmg court program evaluations which revealed similarly situated drug offenders recidivated less frequently if they had completed dmg court.
In fact, as shown in Table 4, data analysis revealed that the number of offenders who recidivated decreased over the periods of six, twelve, and eighteen months from 6.
09 for victim reports, and they noted that perpetrators who received psychosocial interventions recidivated at approximately a 5% lower rate than those who did not receive interventions.
Therapy alternatives depending on the local and anatomical findings would be either adjuvant chemotherapy or chemotherapy combined with exeresis of recidivated tumor.
5% of prisoners released in 15 states during 1994 recidivated within three years of release.
Most people eventually desist from crime, and people who have not recidivated for six or seven years (after release, if they were incarcerated) have quite low subsequent recidivism rates.
8% of the comparison group recidivated within 1 year following the last contact with their program.
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.
It is important to note that when youth recidivated, or returned to detention, they were only counted as recidivating once and were removed from the dataset for all subsequent time periods.
Offenders were monitored for three years after release, regardless of whether or not they were on parole, to determine if they recidivated.