Prison Suicide and Prisoner Coping

  title={Prison Suicide and Prisoner Coping},
  author={Alison Liebling},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  pages={283 - 359}
  • A. Liebling
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Psychology
  • Crime and Justice
An exploration of prison suicide can offer a variety of significant insights. It can help in the development of suicide prevention policy, but may also help in the broader understanding of the nature of prisons. There is an "additional strain" of imprisonment, and identifiable groups of prisoners are especially susceptible to it. There are discontinuities between the literature on adjustment to imprisonment and the literature on suicides in prison. Bringing together the separate literatures on… 

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