Origin of recidivismfrom Classical Latin recidivus from recidere, to fall back from re-, back + cadere, to fall (see case) + -ism
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 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.
- Despite the criminal element (a significant percentage of Watchers are former criminals) the recidivism rate approaches zero.
- Recommittals were frequent and recidivism on the increase.
- My mind jingled with questions of recidivism of his souls, the operation he'd alleged to have personally endured and if others had followed suit, or, if he encouraged them to do so.