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Assembly Bill 1050 required the BSCC to draft and approve the definition of recidivism and other relevant terms. Those definitions are available here.

As noted in BSCC’s definition, alternative measures are appropriate, depending on the circumstances and objectives.
In addition to recommending a standard for recidivism reports, the BSCC provides a set of guidelines for analysts preparing to conduct and use recidivism studies in program planning and evaluation.