Criterion of Imprisonment in criminal law is to deter the offender from falling back into criminal behavior. The purpose of punishment is to reform a person who committed a crime and find the opportunity of living again in the society so that they could gain what they have lost. There has been an increase in the recidivism among offenders across world, and India presents a very twisted picture of rate of Recidivism, despite that there is no universally accepted parameters for reporting Recidivism. Therefore it becomes imperative to study about Recidivism and how it is related to imprisonment, which is cog in the wheel for determining journey of an offender and recourse to be taken. This article endeavours critically analyses the patterns across the world of offenders who recidivate ; causes of Reoffending ; the association and extent of such association with Recidivism ; and lastly this article gives some suggestion to ebb this evil, over the world, along with analyzing some best practices around the world.