Every psychologist will tell you that past violent behaviour is the best predictor of future recidivism.
The foregoing cases, while distinctly abnormal mentally, owe their recidivism to a qualitative rather than a quantitative defect.
Their recidivism is not due to an inability to distinguish between right and wrong.
In time we have come to realize that our punitive methods not only do not tend to do away with recidivism, but enhance it.
Some part of the recidivism here is undoubtedly due to the kind of occupations which a child can carry on while attending school.
The detailed study of criminal heredity and of criminal habit, or recidivism, scarcely forms part of criminal anthropology.