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Recent Examples of recidivism from the Web
The recidivism rate for those with such disorders is nearly 80%.
The recidivism rate at the end of last year was 56.5 percent for program graduates and 58.5 percent for those who participated but didn't graduate, Schilling said.
Experts say there’s been no comprehensive research to determine recidivism rates for these individuals.
Although there are no recent studies of state or national recidivism rates, experts agree, repeat offenses are much lower than for offenders released from prison.
These programs prove that providing individualized treatment plans and dignity-restoring support is the most effective way to lead people into recovery and break the revolving door cycle of recidivism.
Jail space can grow if people get the best treatment, and incarceration costs go down as recovery rates – without recidivism – go up.
Buncich said the program also will affect recidivism.
Since then, there has been greater public awareness of the challenges of reentry and the extravagant cost of having a high recidivism rate among the formerly incarcerated.
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Did You Know?
Recidivism means literally "a falling back" and usually implies "into bad habits." It comes from the Latin word recidivus, which means "recurring." "Recidivus" itself came from the Latin verb recidere, which is a composite of the prefix re- and the verb "cadere" (meaning "to fall") and means "to fall back." "Recidivists" tend to relapse, or "fall back," into old habits and particularly crime. "Deciduous" and "incident" are two other English words that have roots in "cadere." "Deciduous" comes from the verb "decidere" (de- plus cadere), which means "to fall off." And "incident" comes from "incidere" ("in" plus "cadere"), which means "to fall into."
First Known Use of recidivism
medical Definition of recidivism
- high recidivism rates after cessation of smoking
- —A. E. Kazdin et al
legal Definition of recidivism
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