|from Back Matter:|
|"... The failures will be interpreted in terms of virtue or of recidivism, according to circumstances. But what is important is not that we are all malleable-any culture and any civilization depend on ..."|
noun [C] SPECIALIZED
a criminal who continues to commit crimes even after they have been punished
noun [U] SPECIALIZED
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RecidivismRecidivism (/rᵻˈsɪdᵻvɪzəm/; from recidive and ism, from Latin recidīvus "recurring", from re- "back" and cadō "I fall") is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they had either experienced negative consequences of that behavior, or had been trained to extinguish that behavior.