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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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Such programming must increase to bring down the high recidivism rates long observed among US prisoners.
There are numerous factors that could potentially affect the recidivism rate over time that we are unable to observe, such as improvements in policing technology or changes in what constitutes criminal behavior as in the case of marijuana legalization.
The variable of parental criminal history had a marginal, yet not significant effect on the recidivism rate, Wald [chi square](1, N = 166) = 2.
If these states--Alaska, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas--reduced their recidivism rates by 10 percent, they could collectively save more than $470 million a year.
TABLE 2 Recidivism Rates for Treatment and Control Groups Reoffence Treatment Control Interval Group Group f % SR f % SR No reoffenses 72 60.
The estimated postrelease recidivism rate difference between the ACJC and comparison groups within the three-year period was 17.
The recidivism rate was compared only for black and white ex-inmates because fewer than 5% of male 2003 ACJ ex-inmates were not black or white men.
Such programs have remained operational in Indiana, says corrections department spokesman Doug Garrison, because lawmakers like the lower recidivism rates they produce.
On the one hand, this increase can be placed in context--the TC recidivism rate of 25% was substantially lower than the 80% for the CD group.
the national recidivism rate remains virtually unchanged, with about half of released inmates returning to jail or prison within three years.
In a series of reports to Corrections officials, Quirk indicated that the three year recidivism rate from the biofeedback unit (using these techniques) had never been more then 45% and in some groups had fallen to 15%.