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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Habitual relapse into crime.

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  • Surveys show that unemployment of discharged prisoners is at the root of much of the recidivism that is overcrowding the prisons.
  • Of course, recidivism is high, so three strikes and out laws move people to life sentences.
  • And really to get a long-term recidivism study, it's going to take maybe two, three, four years to be able to track people.
  • The latter solves the problem of recidivism and the former, well, isn’t really recidivism, is it? for more
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