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Recidivate vs. Recidivism

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Recidivateverb

(intransitive) To return to criminal behaviour; to relapse

Recidivismnoun

Committing new offenses after a crime committed in the past.

‘The increase in criminal activity was attributed to recidivism.’;

Recidivateverb

To backslide; to fall again.

Recidivismnoun

Chronic repetition of criminal or other antisocial behavior.

Recidivateverb

go back to bad behavior;

‘Those who recidivate are often minor criminals’;

Recidivismnoun

(by extension) Returning to a negative behavior after having stopped it for a period of time.

‘alcohol(ic) recidivism’;

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Recidivismnoun

The state or quality of being recidivous; relapse,

‘The old English system of recognizances, in which the guilty party deposits a sum of money, is an excellent guarantee to society against recidivism.’;

Recidivismnoun

habitual relapse into crime

Recidivism

Recidivism (; from recidive and ism, from Latin recidīvus , from re- and cadō ) is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they have either experienced negative consequences of that behavior. It is also used to refer to the percentage of former prisoners who are rearrested for a similar offense.The term is frequently used in conjunction with criminal behavior and substance use disorders.

‘recurring’; ‘back’; ‘I fall’;

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