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The recidivism rate for sexual predators is very high.
  habitual relapse into a negative behavior — such as crime or substance abuse
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recidivism recidivist
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  • The recidivism rate for sexual predators is very high.
  • Many judges, prosecutors, and defense lawyers do a poor job of recognizing the special needs of the mentally disabled, which leads to wrongful convictions, lengthier prison terms, and high rates of recidivism.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • ’The recidivism rate is probably about the same,’ Alex said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Gates was a recidivist plotter and couldn’t help himself.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer

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  • In truth, Joe was never given a second, much less a third, chance to "upright himself" but he was nonetheless characterized at age thirteen as a "serial" or "violent recidivist— by prosecutors.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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Associated words [difficulty]:   recidivism [8]
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