Police Views of Suicidal Persons and the Law Criminalizing Attempted Suicide in Ghana : A Qualitative Study With Policy Implications

The penal code of Ghana condemns suicide attempt. The present study sought to explore the views of the police on persons who attempt suicide and the law criminalizing the act. Qualitative in-depth interviews were used to explore the views of 18 officers of the Ghana Police Service. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis technique. Findings showed that… CONTINUE READING