Definition of "recidivism"
  1. The act of slipping back into criminal activity
How to use "recidivism" in a sentence
  1. The prison's rehabilitation program aimed to lower rates of recidivism.
  2. Studies indicate that a lack of employment opportunities can lead to increased recidivism.
  3. To combat recidivism, some cities have initiated programs that provide housing for newly released inmates.

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