:a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially :relapse into criminal behavior
First Use: 1886
Sorry to say but this is an old old problem. Not something that is a function of new societal pressues or laws. I’m sure this is as old as mankind.
We don’t keep dangerous people off the streets and we aren’t going to until the new great society is born through fire, (or whatever). We don’t put mental cases away any more either and I doubt new facilities are created to house them in our life time.