Recidivism of Sex offenders

Sex offenders have been a serious problem for our legal system at all levels, not to mention those who have been their victims. There are 43,000 inmates in prison for sexual offenses while each year in this country over 510,000 children are sexually assaulted(Oakes 99). The latter statistic, in its context, does not convey the […]

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Recidivism of Addicts after Treatment

My outlook as psychology major in recidivism of addicts after treatment is usually measured by absence or presence of one re-arrest, re-conviction, and re-imprisonment, although those thus classified as recidivists differ tremendously in the immediacy, frequency and seriousness of their renewed addictive behavior. Similarly, a dichotomy is made to distinguish drug addicts and alcoholics who […]

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Recidivism, Equality, Race and Racism

Vibrant and healthy societies are concerned about reducing the crime rates and also on the rehabilitation of the individuals whose crimes had resulted in incarceration. Recidivism in the judicial parlance is the tendency of the individuals who had been convicted and spent time behind the bars to revert back to the commission of crimes. In […]

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Deterrence: Effective or Not

In legal terms, deterrence and recidivism are two common terms used. These two terms have many meaning and it depends on the field that the two terms were utilized. Recidivism is the act of returning to the offense that was previously committed. It is the repetition or habitual committing on crimes. The word originated from […]

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