What does recidivism mean?

Definitions for recidivism
rɪˈsɪd əˌvɪz əmre·cidi·vism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recidivismnoun

    habitual relapse into crime

Wiktionary

  1. recidivismnoun

    Committing new offenses after being punished for a crime.

    The increase in criminal activity was attributed to recidivism.

  2. recidivismnoun

    Chronic repetition of criminal or other antisocial behavior.

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  1. Recidivism

    Recidivism is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they have either experienced negative consequences of that behavior, or have been treated or trained to extinguish that behavior. It is also used to refer to the percentage of former prisoners who are rearrested. The term is most frequently used in conjunction with criminal behavior and substance abuse. For example, scientific literature may refer to the recidivism of sexual offenders, meaning the frequency with which they are detected or apprehended committing additional sexual crimes after being released from prison for similar crimes. Criminal recidivism is highly correlated with psychopathy. The psychopath is defined by an uninhibited gratification in criminal, sexual, or aggressive impulses and the inability to learn from past mistakes. Individuals with this disorder gain satisfaction through their antisocial behavior and lack remorse for their actions. To be counted as recidivism, the re-offending requires voluntary disclosure of arrest and conviction, so the real recidivism rate may differ substantially from reported rates. As another example, alcoholic recidivism might refer to the proportion of people who, after successful treatment, report having, or are determined to have, returned to the abuse of alcohol.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recidivism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recidivism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of recidivism in a Sentence

  1. Kimberley Childers:

    There are creative individuals that this just fits like a hand in a glove, the recidivism rate is very low when a person goes through this program -- I would consider it to be 10 % or less.

  2. Ryan Mauro:

    Current arguments over terrorist recidivism upon release from Gitmo focus vary based on what it means to ‘rejoin’ the terrorist cause, the rate is lower if you only consider those who went back to physical fighting and it is higher if you include those who rejoined terrorist groups. But we often miss another factor: What about those who use their rock star status to radicalize without engaging in violence? We must remember this is an ideological war.

  3. John Sandweg:

    It's a lot cheaper to just return Mexicans across the border, but the real benefit is the recidivism rate.

  4. Doug Naselroad:

    We don't do the difficult work that the recovery centers do. We don't take people in who need to go through detox, what we do is we accept people into our studios when they've phased into a place where that's useful to them ; when they're ready to come out into the light of day. We try to occupy them and mitigate their recidivism.

  5. Alex Padilla:

    If we are serious about slowing the revolving door at our jails and prisons, and serious about reducing recidivism, we need to engage - not shun - former-offenders, voting is a key part of that engagement.

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