The rate of recidivism has declined in the state prison system as a result of an improved support system after they are released.
When 50 percent of criminals who get out of jail are back there within a year, this is an example of a 50 percent recidivism.
Origin of recidivismfrom Classical Latin recidivus from recidere, to fall back from re-, back + cadere, to fall (see case) + -ism
Origin of recidivismFrom recidivist one who recidivates from French récidiviste from récidiver to relapse from Medieval Latin recidīvāre from Latin recidīvus falling back from recidere to fall back re- re- cadere to fall ; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
- re·cid′i·vis′tic re·cid′i·vous
From Latin recidÄ«vus (“returning, recurring") (compare recidivous) +"Ž -ism.