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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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Incidentally, if the sex offender were unrelentingly recidivistic, there is no good reason registration and notification would help ensure public safety--this same violent predator would presumably be undeterred by the publication of his name on the Internet, and precautionary efforts, short of locking one's self and one's children away from the world forever, would be futile.
Duclos present a despairing and pessimistic view of the problem of the recidivistic alcoholic.
2) Recidivistic dysphagia may indicate failed healing.
Thus, it would be surprising if criminal behavior--particularly recidivistic crime--was not in some way influenced by genetic factors.
Mr Ervine, however, has asseverated that he has already sent an epistolatory missive to the paramilitarists in question asking them to desist from any actions which may be construed as recidivistic.
Given the recidivistic nature of many crimes, especially sexual assault and burglary, these convicted offender profile databases are solving many serious and otherwise unsolvable crimes like the Goldsboro Night Stalker murders.
a small minority engag[e] in chronic and serious recidivistic behavior.
What is worrisome is that all six of the aforementioned "life science" firms--in alphabetical order: BASF, Bayer-Aventis, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta--are recidivistic corporate criminals.
We have recidivistic national policies, particularly with the United States, and new countries in the nuclear club.
The psychoanalytic history presented by Michot on this question does not represent a significant advance; in fact, phrases like "la bipolarite des ecritures philosophiques d'Avicenne" (103*) border on recidivistic, as does Michot's suggestion for a psychoanalysis of the alimentary metaphors in Avic enna's works (110* n.
The hypothesis tested in this study was that the presence of enuresis and cruelty to animals in juvenile firesetters would be significantly 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.