Definition of Recidivism rate
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Recidivism rate Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The percentage of ex-convicts who are convicted of new offenses after being released from prison.
Recidivism rate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Recidivism (; from recidive + ism, from Latin recidivus "recurring", from re- "back" + cado "I fall") 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 for a similar offense.
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