Adjective "recidivism" definition and examples

(Recidivism may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/rɪˈsɪdɪvɪz(ə)m/

Definitions and examples

noun

The tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.

    More definitions

    1. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.

    2. Psychiatry. the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "rates can be recidivism."