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Anti-Suicide Laws in Nine African Countries: Criminalization, Prosecution and Penalization

  title={Anti-Suicide Laws in Nine African Countries: Criminalization, Prosecution and Penalization},
  author={Mensah Adinkrah},
  journal={African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies},
  • M. Adinkrah
  • Published 7 November 2016
  • Sociology
  • African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies
Although several countries and jurisdictions across the globe have repealed their legal statutes criminalizing suicide attempts (or nonfatal suicidal behavior), suicide attempt remains a crime in several African countries. In these countries, a suicide attempt puts the suicide attempt survivor at risk for criminal apprehension, prosecution and penalization. The current article provides an overview of anti-suicide laws in nine selected African countries. In addition, it presents the results of a… Expand
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