Deliberate self-harm and suicide attempt in custody: distinguishing features in male inmates' self-injurious behavior.

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Self-injurious behavior involving deliberate self-harm and suicide attempts by inmates while under custodial authority is a major problem for prisons and jails (prevalence, legal obligation for suicide prevention, and stress for officers). The differentiation of "serious" vs. "non-serious" and often manipulative suicide attempts as distinct phenomena, each… (More)

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@article{Lohner2006DeliberateSA, title={Deliberate self-harm and suicide attempt in custody: distinguishing features in male inmates' self-injurious behavior.}, author={Johannes Lohner and N. Konrad}, journal={International journal of law and psychiatry}, year={2006}, volume={29 5}, pages={370-85} }