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Recidivism Programs at a Glance
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Corrections & Reentry


Recidivism is the act of relapsing into a problem or criminal behavior during or after receiving sanctions, or while undergoing an intervention due to a previous behavior or crime. In criminal justice settings, recidivism is often measured by criminal acts that result in rearrest, reconviction, or return to prison.


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OJP Publications

Multistate Criminal History Patterns of Prisoners Released in 30 States, BJS, September 2015

Labor Force Participation and Crime Among Serious and Violent Former Prisoners, NIJ-Sponsored, May 2015

Prisoner Reentry, Parole Violations, and the Persistence of the Surveillance State, NIJ-Sponsored, 2014
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Finding Work: A Smartphone Study of Job Searching, Social Contacts, and Wellbeing after Prison, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2014
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Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results, BJA-Sponsored, June 2014

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Where can I find information on juvenile recidivism?
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What is the national juvenile recidivism rate?
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What is the recidivism rate for sex offenders?
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