Crimes and Misdemeanors: A Review of Recent Research on Suicides in Prison.

@inproceedings{Haycock1991CrimesAM,
  title={Crimes and Misdemeanors: A Review of Recent Research on Suicides in Prison.},
  author={Joel Haycock},
  year={1991}
}
  • Joel Haycock
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • By contrast with the attention that jail suicide has received in the last decade, suicide among longer-term prisoners has occasioned little public concern and less scholarly interest. This article reviews recent empirical studies of prison suicides, whose results call into question the conventional belief that longer-term prisoners rarely kill themselves. These studies suggest that completed suicide in prison is a serious public health problem, and that for certain sub-groups, the risks of… CONTINUE READING

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