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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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The presence of recidivistic firesetting behaviors was identified using information taken from the Juvenile Fire Risk Interview Form (Fineman, 1997b).
However, juveniles who were identified as being cruel to animals were more likely than those who were not cruel to animals to engage in recidivistic firesetting, [chi square](1) = 25.
Greater understanding of extreme behaviours such as multiple murder may facilitate our understanding of other solitary recidivistic offenders.
These include the implementation of highly successful Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse programs, as well as the coordinated use of numerous electronic monitoring technologies as a proven effective approach to reducing recidivistic behavior in low risk offenders.
46) According to the Court, some conduct can be defined as more reprehensible than other actions, particularly: (1) where physical harm results; (2) if the harm is economic, where it was suffered by a particularly vulnerable target; (3) where there is evidence that the defendant acted intentionally or with reckless disregard for the safety of others; or (4) where such conduct was recidivistic in nature.
160) Studies of recidivistic violent offenders, adults with antisocial personality disorder, and antisocial adolescents have all documented statistically significant reductions in levels of cortisol, the main circulating stress hormone.
Cognitive-behavioral programs have the potential to reduce the rate of recidivism in some inpatients with major mental illness and a history of recidivistic aggression, crime, or both, reported Dr.
Offenders, particularly recidivistic offenders, frequently demonstrate antisocial characteristics.
Also noteworthy is that drug abstinence treatment alone was found to do little to reduce recidivistic behavior among juvenile offenders.
We in corrections sometimes share the impression that offenders are more recidivistic than they really are.