repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
- re·cid·i·vist, noun, adjective
- re·cid·i·vis·tic, re·cid·i·vous, adjective
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How to use recidivism in a sentence
So they did not come up with a system of sentencing guidelines that were based upon criminological data or recidivism statistics or anything else that might shed light.“Progressive prosecutors” are working within the system to change it. How is that going? | Jamil Smith | July 30, 2021 | Vox
Access to video visitations has been shown to decrease recidivism, facilitate reentry to the community and bolster parent-child relationships.He’s Taking on the For-Profit Prison Telecommunications Industry | Barbara Fletcher | July 26, 2021 | Ozy
In Finland and Denmark, open prisons, which have minimal security and some of the lowest recidivism rates, also allow limited internet access.
Facebook has very little capacity to deal with recidivism, so it’s often the same people coming back after getting banned, often with the same name and the same photo.Facebook Tried to Ban Myanmar’s Military. But Its Own Algorithm Kept Promoting Pages Supporting Them, Report Says | Billy Perrigo | June 24, 2021 | Time
Nemchik said the attorney’s office is confident that recidivism has remained low.City Will Move Treatment Program Clients Into Motel, and Homeless Families Out | Lisa Halverstadt | June 9, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Violent criminals in America have shockingly high rates of recidivism.
recidivism is part of the social contract in this society of freedom and justice for all.
The goal is to reduce the burden of prison costs while also reducing the recidivism rate.The White House Takes Baby Steps Toward Drug Sentencing Reform | Jamelle Bouie | December 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The state believes that re-creating some of the trappings of military life in a prison setting might reduce recidivism.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals | Matthew Wolfe | July 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He also suggested, however, that any recidivism would be met with a yanking of support.Obama Does Delicate Dance on Historic Visit to Burma | Lennox Samuels | November 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The foregoing cases, while distinctly abnormal mentally, owe their recidivism to a qualitative rather than a quantitative defect.
Their recidivism is not due to an inability to distinguish between right and wrong.
In time we have come to realize that our punitive methods not only do not tend to do away with recidivism, but enhance it.
Some part of the recidivism here is undoubtedly due to the kind of occupations which a child can carry on while attending school.Child Labor in City Streets | Edward Nicholas Clopper
The detailed study of criminal heredity and of criminal habit, or recidivism, scarcely forms part of criminal anthropology.The Criminal | Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for recidivism
habitual relapse into crime
- recidivist, noun, adjective
- recidivistic or recidivous, adjective
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