Definitions for "Recidivism"
The state or quality of being recidivous; relapse,
a falling back or relapse into prior criminal habits, esp. after conviction and punishment.
(reh SID ih vizm) Relapse into former type of behavior, as when an individual relapses into criminal behavior. A habitual criminal is a recidivist.
Returning to previous behavior.
This term refers to how often a patient returns to an inpatient hospital status for the same reason.