Recidivism: Definition, Causes & Prevention


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One reason for recidivism includes _____.

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1. One recidivism prevention technique is _____.

2. Prison-based education programs include which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable, interactive quiz and worksheet combo can be used to gauge your understanding of various aspects of recidivism. Topics addressed in the quiz include knowing the definition of recidivism as well as relating several reasons for the occurrence of this phenomenon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Prevention of recidivism
  • Content of prison-based education programs
  • Possible reasons for recidivism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on recidivism causes and prevention
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the prevention of recidivism in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about prison-based education programs

Additional Learning

To learn more about recidivism causes and prevention, read through the short, accompanying lesson titled Recidivism: Definition, Causes & Prevention. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Talk about a key goal of the prison system in the United States
  • Enumerate a number of possible causes of recidivism
  • Discuss cognitive behavioral therapy in regards to the prevention of recidivism