Preventing Suicide And Other Self-Harm In Prison / Edition 1
  • Preventing Suicide And Other Self-Harm In Prison / Edition 1
  • Preventing Suicide And Other Self-Harm In Prison / Edition 1

Preventing Suicide And Other Self-Harm In Prison / Edition 1

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by Greg E. Dear
     
 

The high rate of suicide and self-harm in prisons around the world is of major concern to prison administrators, coroners, all those who work in prisons, observers of the justice system as well as prisoners and their families. This book provides a comprehensive overview of attempts to minimize the incidence of self-harming behaviour in custodial settings. Expert

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Overview

The high rate of suicide and self-harm in prisons around the world is of major concern to prison administrators, coroners, all those who work in prisons, observers of the justice system as well as prisoners and their families. This book provides a comprehensive overview of attempts to minimize the incidence of self-harming behaviour in custodial settings. Expert contributors from nine different countries offer a global perspective on what is a widespread problem of international concern.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403988362
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figure and Tables     vii
Preface     viii
Notes on Contributors     x
Theoretical and Research Foundations
Psychological Perspectives on Intentional Self-Harm   Leslie R. Pollock   J. Mark G. Williams     3
The Role of the Prison Environment in Prison Suicide and Prisoner Distress   Alison Liebling     16
The Likely Role of Criminogenic Factors in Prisoners' Self-Harming Behaviour   Guy J. Hall   Sofia Fisher   Greg E. Dear     29
Clinical Strategies
Screening Prisoners for Suicide Risk   Eric Blaauw   Ad J. F. M. Kerkhof     41
Clinical and Management Response to Incidents of Non-Fatal Self-Harm in Prison   Greg E. Dear     53
Treatment Needs of Prisoners Who are At-Risk of Self-Harming   Greg E. Dear     64
A Structured Intervention for Prisoners Who are At-Risk of Self-Harming   Lynne Eccleston   Laura Sorbello     74
Reducing Suicidal Behaviours in Custodial Settings: Administrative Challenges   Andre Ivanoff   Henry Schmidt III     88
Broad-based Prevention Strategies
Improving Staff-Prisoner Relationships   Alison Liebling   Sarah Tait     103
Minimising Violence and Intimidation AmongPrisoners   Gill Brigden   Kimmett Edgar     118
Enhancing Prisoners' Coping Skills   Greg E. Dear   Jo Borrill   Teresa Kirchner   Maria Forns   Marc Daigle   Fiona H. Biggam     131
Managing Prisoners with Mental Health Problems and Other Special Needs   Ronald L. Bonner     143
The Role of Peer Support in Reducing Self-Harm in Prisons   Louisa Snow   Kathy Biggar     153
Suicide Prevention and Designing Safer Prison Cells   Lindsay M. Hayes     167
Systems Issues
Self-Harm of Juvenile and Young Adult Prison Inmates: Conditions and Consequences   Werner Greve   Daniela Hosser   Christiane Bosold     177
Gender Issues and Considerations for Preventing Self-Harm in Women's Prisons   Olga Themeli     187
Responding to a Self-Inflicted Death in Custody: Support Services and Postvention   Jo Borrill   Jenny Hall     195
Responding to Suicides in Custody: Review Processes   Lindsay M. Hayes     206
Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals Working with Suicidal Prisoners   Alfred Allan   Wendy L. Packman   Greg E. Dear   Tracy O'Connor Pennuto   Jennifer Orthwein    Bruce Bongar     215
Integration
The Need for an Integrated System to Minimise the Incidence of Suicide and Other Self-Harm in Prison   Greg E. Dear     235
References     239
Index     265

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