Psychosocial influences on prisoner suicide: a case-control study of near-lethal self-harm in women prisoners.

Abstract

We examined the psychosocial influences on female prisoner suicide by carrying out a study of near-lethal self-harm. We interviewed 60 women prisoners who had recently engaged in near-lethal self-harm (cases) and 60 others who had never carried out near-lethal acts in prison (controls) from all closed female prison establishments in England and Wales, using… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.12.028

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