Terms to Know
Navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system and related concepts can be daunting. Whether you're a concerned citizen, a student, or someone directly impacted by these concepts, this page is intended to help provide clear and concise explanations to enhance your understanding.
What is Recidivism?
Recidivism refers to the re-incarceration of an individual who has previously been involved with the justice system. Recidivism rates are often used as a measure of the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in rehabilitating offenders and reducing the likelihood of repeat offenses. High recidivism rates can indicate that the system may not be adequately addressing the root causes of criminal behavior or providing sufficient support and rehabilitation to help individuals reintegrate successfully after completing their sentence.