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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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On the other hand, there would be little or no cost for prisoner #20,000 due to minimal risk of recidivating with any offense, violent or nonviolent.
11) Studies show that inmates who participate in correctional education programs have 43-percent lower odds of recidivating and 13-percent higher odds of obtaining employment postrelease.
Tenders are invited for The goal of this program is to support jurisdictions to develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry to increase public safety and reduce recidivism for individuals reentering communities from incarceration who are at medium to risk for recidivating.
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.
Although harsher prison conditions may serve as a deterrent for individuals who have never been to prison, empirical evidence suggests these conditions do not deter ex-offenders from recidivating (Drago et al.
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.
As participation in substance abuse treatment and graduation from drug court increased, the likelihood of recidivating decreased.
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.
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.
prisons to shape inmates' likelihood of recidivating (81) through