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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

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

Once you have a felony conviction on your record, one of the most difficult things to do is to break the cycle of recidivism.
Hill Harper

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

We lose our right to be surprised that California has the highest recidivism rate in the country if we refuse to hire folks who have taken responsibility for their crimes and have done their time.
Greg Boyle

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
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Recidivism Translations

recidivism in Italian is reversione
recidivism in Spanish is reincidencia
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