recidivism

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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]

re·cid·i·vism

, recidivity (rĕ-sidi-vizm, -si-divi-tē)
A tendency toward recidivation.
[L. recidivus, recurring]
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What that means, according to the research commissioned by the Fannie Mae Foundation, is that housing was associated with a 30 percentage point decrease in repeat offenses.
If a company with significant contact with children under age 16 hires former sex offenders, they could be held civilly liable for repeat offenses even if they do not occur on the employers' property, according to the proposed bill.
All of the gains that religious prison programs can cite in terms of reducing repeat offenses (and many cited gains are statistically dubious) are achievable through secular versions of essentially the same thing.
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In presenting his plan, Pataki said, "This legislation will help ensure that nursing home residents get the best care, along with the respect and dignity they deserve." The act will establish background checks, increase fines to $5,000 per violation and to $10,000 for repeat offenses, give the state health department the authority to replace bad nursing-home operators without going through the courts, establish a central nursing home hot line, and hire an additional 10 new inspectors plus 25 new auditors for a Medicaid Fraud Strike Force.