Characteristics and predictors of self-mutilation: a study of incarcerated women.

@article{RoeSepowitz2007CharacteristicsAP,
  title={Characteristics and predictors of self-mutilation: a study of incarcerated women.},
  author={Dominique Eve Roe-Sepowitz},
  journal={Criminal behaviour and mental health : CBMH},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={312-21}
}
BACKGROUND Research on self-mutilating behaviour and incarcerated adults has found that nearly 50% of people in prison participated in it (Holley and Alborleda-Florez, 1988). This is an enormous liability for the criminal justice system as well as a human concern. AIMS/HYPOTHESES The research question for this study was to explore whether a history of childhood abuse in a sample of incarcerated women would increase their likelihood of self-mutilation. METHODS Participants were 256 female… CONTINUE READING

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