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ERIC Number: EJ863431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
The Association of Administrative Segregation Placement and Other Risk Factors with the Self-Injury-Free Time of Male Prisoners
Lanes, Eric
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n6 p529-546 2009
The current study examined the relationship between risk factors for prisoner self-injurious behavior (SIB) and the amount of time male prisoners function without engaging in SIB (SIB-free time), and obtained estimates of SIB-free time for selected SIB prisoner subgroups dependent on their housing status. Conditional Cox regression analysis revealed that a risk model consisting of developmental, mental health/health, legal/offense, and institutional functioning factors accounted for 56% of the difference in risk between SIB (n = 132) and non-SIB male prisoners (n = 132) who were matched according to security level and conviction prefix, estimating a SIB risk probability of less than or equal to 0.50 at greater than or equal to 36 months of SIB-free time. Survival analyses revealed that administrative segregation placement drastically reduced SIB-free periods for certain SIB prisoner subgroups. Some potential practice implications for correctional mental health and security/classification professionals and directions for future research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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