recidivism
re·cid·i·vism /ri-'si-də-ˌvi-zəm/ n: relapse into criminal behavior

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

recidivism
I noun backsliding, degeneration, deterioration, habitual relapse into crime, recreancy, regression, relapse, repeated relapse into crime, retrogradation, retrogression, reversion II index relapse, reversion (act of returning)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


recidivism
n.
The practice of committing crimes regularly.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


recidivism
The behavior of a repeat or habitual criminal. A measurement of the rate at which offenders commit other crimes, either by arrest or conviction baselines, after being released from incarceration.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


recidivism
The behavior of a repeat or habitual criminal. A measurement of the rate at which offenders commit other crimes, either by arrest or conviction baselines, after being released from incarceration.

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