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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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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.
Centerstone's vision for Project HOPE is for it to become a model for other states, given that so many departments of correction and communities are deeply invested in keeping offenders from recidivating.
177) This method pairs each person who ended up recidivating with a random person who did not; the score is the fraction of these pairs in which the recidivist had been given the higher predicted risk score.
Evaluating such programs will be difficult, as those who receive the added sanction are selected because of an excessive number of lockouts, which is associated with a high risk of recidivating.
Learning more about the relational connection between fathers and daughters may yield useful information on ways to lower the percentage of fathers' recidivating during reentry, which in turn might reduce the negative impact on daughters due to continual criminal arrests of their father.
You won't have as many people recidivating as you do through the normal process, be it supervision, jail, or prison," he said.
Inmates who participated in correctional education programs during their incarceration had 43 percent lower odds of recidivating than those who did not, according to a study sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and conducted by the RAND Corporation.
The difficulty of committing a crime is only one factor, among many, that affects an offender's likelihood of recidivating.
Holding a basic assumption that recently incarcerated individuals hold the goal of succeeding with their reentry, they would hold a behavioral preference for meeting the terms of their parole (the reinforced behavior) compared to recidivating (the alternative behavior).
Some respondents encouraged developing portfolios for recidivating students.
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.
The Urban Institute's estimate--using the distribution of offenses reported by Roman, Kane, Turner, and Frazier (2006)--of expected cost per recidivating inmate was slightly higher than our estimate ($49,123).