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Synonyms for recidivism

a slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one

Words related to recidivism

habitual relapse into crime

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118) That the "sex offender" is an explicitly legal construct seems only to suggest to the Court that the law applies a concept to a person, but that the concept is simply right in its ascription: these people are like this--threatening, recidivistic, pathologically violent--we just hadn't come up with a name for it yet.
In order to evaluate the predictive nature of the ego triad, the present study investigated whether the presence of enuresis and cruelty to animals in juvenile firesetters is related to recidivistic firesetting.
The question of whether and how to incarcerate sexual predators who may be more recidivistic throughout their lives than other felons defies an easy answer.
In a brilliant performance, Sean Penn plays Matthew Poncelet, a hate-filled, recidivistic, thoroughly unappealing character.
That internecine and recidivistic appetite to destroy each other which expresses itself now and again in human history?
Radauer, director of a reformatory at Grulich, contended at that time that since the statistics revealed only the total number of recidivistic crimes and not how many inmates were repeaters, the data were less meaningful.
Many criminologists regard current sentencing for recidivistic sexual offenders as outrageously lenient and recommend lengthier sentences.
This recidivistic action by Nineveh, its return to sin-filled living, may explain the essential rabbinic silence about Jonah's rude behavior in chapter four.
Statistics previously cited unquestionably reveal that America has been heavily victimized by recidivistic teenage thugs who were quickly returned to the streets by idealistic judges.