recidivism

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recidivism:

see criminologycriminology,
the study of crime, society's response to it, and its prevention, including examination of the environmental, hereditary, or psychological causes of crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and the efficacy of punishment or correction (see prison) as
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recidivism

habitual relapse into crime
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Rollins has persistently pushed forward a criminal justice reformation program that primarily focuses on the reduction of "recidivism rates," which refer to the criminals' tendency to repeat offenses.
Bush in 2008--will succeed in decreasing the nation's recidivism rate remains to be seen; the 2005 release cohort in the BJS study remained mainly unaffected by the infusion of resources into reentry.
US prison systems are seen as ineffective, or "broken," due to the relatively high recidivism rates observed among released prisoners.
After reviewing licensing rules and recidivism rates for a 10-year period beginning in 1997, the study found that formerly incarcerated residents are more likely to commit a new crime within three years of being released from prison if they live in a state where they're prohibited from getting a license solely for having a criminal record.
Department of Justice to help Worcester County reduce recidivism rates is sure to rekindle the ongoing debate over incarceration and rehabilitation.
Data from the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services indicated that the recidivism rate in Southern Maryland averages almost 20 percent.
In 2011, Public Defender Matt Shirk publicly called for such a system, noting the low recidivism rate being realized in the few other VTC's operating around the country.
On the other hand, researchers (Batiuk, et al., 2005; Chappell, 2004; Mercer, 2009; Owens, 2009) find that the recidivism rate among offenders who have participated in post-secondary education programs during incarceration is significantly lower than those offenders who have not.
(18) The risk assessments estimate the predicted recidivism rate for an offender using data from the experiences of past offenders with similar characteristics.
The recidivism rate has remained relatively stable for the country as a whole between 1999 and 2004.
The relative value of deterrence-oriented programs over rehabilitation programs is most simply measured by comparing the recidivism rate of youth who were exposed to a particular treatment (Lipsey & Cullen, 2007).
The ACJC recidivism rate was obtained on the basis of a subsample of inmates who received ACJC services and were released in 2005 (n = 140).