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 and ism, from Latin recidivus "recurring", from re- "back" and cedo "I fall") is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they had either experienced negative consequences of that behavior, or had been 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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