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What Does Recidivism Mean and Why is it Important?

What Does Recidivism Mean and Why is it Important?

The recidivism rates in this country are frighteningly high. This is a testament to whether or not our prison systems are effective, and if they actually “correct” rather than “punish.” The point of prison is to prevent criminals from reverting back to their criminal behavior after being released into society. However, the life of an inmate does not exactly prepare him or her for the normalcy of society. A criminal defense lawyer is well informed about the recidivism rates in the United States. That’s why a criminal defense lawyer will work so hard to prevent prison time and to get your case dismissed. What is recidivism? Recidivism is the act of a person repeating or relapsing into an undesirable behavior after they have experienced negative consequences, or punishment, of that… […]

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