Interviewing survivors of near-lethal self-harm: a novel approach for investigating suicide amongst prisoners

Marzano, Lisa, Rivlin, Adrienne, Fazel, Seena and Hawton, Keith (2009) Interviewing survivors of near-lethal self-harm: a novel approach for investigating suicide amongst prisoners. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 16 (3) . pp. 152-155. ISSN 1752-928X (doi:10.1016/j.jflm.2008.08.011)

Abstract

In most countries, rates of suicide in prison are higher than those reported in the general population, and
seemingly on the increase. Previous studies of factors contributing to suicide in prisons have largely been
limited to analyses of the clinical and prison records of prisoners who have died by suicide. In this paper
we reflect on the limitations of this approach. Drawing on illustrative case vignettes from ongoing research, we argue that interviewing survivors of near-fatal incidents of self-harm offers a potentially fruitful method to further our theoretical understanding of this growing problem, and inform relevant policy.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
Item ID: 10086
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Depositing User: Lisa Marzano
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 05:35
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:26
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10086

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