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Definition of Recidivism


  1. The state or quality of being recidivous; relapse,
  2. a falling back or relapse into prior criminal habits, esp. after conviction and punishment.

Recidivism Quotations

We can't just rail against crime. We must speak of the root problems - devastating family breakup, an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life, skyrocketing prisoner recidivism rates that rob our communities of husbands and fathers - and recognize that there is a societal role in rehabilitation and restoration.
Frank Wolf

Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.
Bobby Scott

There are over 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country, and statistics have shown that the recidivism rate for those criminals is high.
Jim Sensenbrenner

My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail.
Robert Atkins

Social-enterprise employees earn wages and pay taxes, reducing their recidivism rates and dependence on government assistance. They also receive crucial on-the-job training, job-readiness skills, literacy instruction and, if necessary, the counseling and mental-health services they need to move into the mainstream workforce.
George R. Roberts
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Recidivism Translations

recidivism in Italian is reversione
recidivism in Spanish is reincidencia
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