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recidivism

 [re-sid´ĭ-vizm]
a tendency to relapse into a previous condition, disease, or pattern of behavior, particularly a return to criminal behavior.

re·cid·i·vism

(rē-sid'i-vizm),
The tendency of a person toward recidivation.
[L. recidivus, recurring]

recidivism

/re·cid·i·vism/ (re-sid´ĭ-vizm) a tendency to relapse, particularly a return to criminal behavior.

recidivism (recid)

[risid′iviz′əm]
Etymology: L, recidivus, falling back
a tendency by an ill person to relapse or return to a hospital.

re·cid·i·vism

, recidivity (rĕ-sidi-vizm, -si-divi-tē)
A tendency toward recidivation.
[L. recidivus, recurring]

recidivism (rəsid´əviz´əm),

n 1. the tendency for an ill person to relapse or return to the hospital.
n 2. the return to a life of crime after a conviction and sentence.
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In contrast, among the matched comparison group, the recidivism rate for the African American group was significantly higher (by 12 percent) than that for the white group [[chi square] (1, 10,552) = 306.
The increasing incarceration and recidivism rates in the United States marked by pronounced racial disparity are recognized economic and social burdens that need to be reversed (Pew Center on the States, 2009).
In New Mexico and Kentucky, evaluators focused on recidivism rates (Harrison, Maupin, & Mays, 2001; Minor, Wells, Soderstrom, Bingham, & Williamson, 1999).
Consequently, analyses of Year 1 data showed a significant decline in recidivism rates for LTS students.
One white, conservative Republican legislator who had previously been neutral on the issue came back completely converted from the experience of seeing facilities with no barbed wire, bars or cell blocks--and the resultant 7 percent recidivism rate compared to Louisiana's 70 percent.
Such programs won't stop crime, but they have proven to be highly valuable in lowering the recidivism rate - which would be a truly effective crime-fighting strategy.
We had boot camps for several years, but the recidivism rate was not better than in the regular programs, and they were expensive to run, so we got out of that business," says Steve Green, a spokesman for the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency of California.
Results from CCI's extended aftercare have been even more impressive, with the recidivism rate being 25.
The results of this marking period show a second consecutive period of reduction in the recidivism rate and continued acceptance and work toward improvement by the contractors.
Criminal prosecutions have yielded the lowest recidivism rates.
Those on probation for burglaries and similar offences had the highest recidivism rate of 47.