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ERIC Number: EJ626019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Prison Suicides in Austria, 1975-1997.
Fruehwald, Stefan; Frottier, Patrick; Eher, Reinhard; Gutierrez, Karin; Ritter, Kristina
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v30 n4 p360-69 Win 2000
Examines the prison suicide phenomenon by evaluating all suicides occurring in Austrian prisons between 1975 and 1997 (N=220). Results reveal suicide rates for prisoners on remand and mentally ill prisoners are 8 times higher than that of the general population. Recommends that psychologists concentrate on the suicide prevention of high-risk offenders after screening offenders for their propensity to suicide. (Contains 37 references and 4 tables.) (Author/GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria