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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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Ultimately, 66% of the treatment group recidivated by three months post-release (whereas 87% of the non-treatment group recidivated).
(26) Harris et al (27) studied 169 released forensic patients and found that 77% of the psychopaths (according to Psychopathy Checklist-Revised [PCL-R] scores) violently recidivated. In contrast, only 21% of the non-psychopaths violently recidivated.
The results from this study showed that MnCOSA produced a cost-avoidance benefit of more than $11,700 per participant by significantly reducing the rate at which core members recidivated with any crime (i.e., general recidivism).
The results showed that USDOL's apprentices recidivated at a significantly lower rate than offenders who had not been involved in apprenticeship.
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.
would make it appear that an individual had not recidivated when in fact
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 6.4 percent within the first six months to 3.8 percent within twelve months, and finally to 3.2 percent within eighteen months.
Therapy alternatives depending on the local and anatomical findings would be either adjuvant chemotherapy or chemotherapy combined with exeresis of recidivated tumor.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (2002) found that 67.5% 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.
Offenders were monitored for three years after release, regardless of whether or not they were on parole, to determine if they recidivated.