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Recent Examples of recidivism from the Web
In 2016, for instance, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana received $30,000 to conduct a youth mentoring program in an IMPD focus area and Flanner House received $35,000 for a program that seeks to reduce recidivism.
Oliver also said Haggerty has lived a law-abiding life other than this case and that recidivism rates for older people are generally much lower.
Another concluded the recidivism rate of mothers who participated in prison nursery programs was only 4 percent.
For female inmates released in 2014, the three-year recidivism rate was 25 percent, according to IDOC.
Several studies show that rehabilitative therapy, when paired with legal measures, can give offenders a sense of hope and progress and reduce recidivism rates by as much as 22%.
The Re-Entry Task Force, at the same time, will work to lower the recidivism rate in Birmingham.
By comparison, the one-year recidivism rate for all people leaving state prison in Pennsylvania is about 35 percent.
Reorganize the jail to give deputies incentives to stay and inmates a chance to avoid recidivism.
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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."
medical Definition of recidivism
- high recidivism rates after cessation of smoking
- —A. E. Kazdin et al
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