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Suicide and self-harm in prisons and jails

Author: Christine Tartaro; David Lester
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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This book explores several topics pertaining to suicide and deliberate self-harm in the corrections setting, including who tends to commit these acts; where, when, and how these incidents occur; screening mechanisms; the role of environmental stimuli in facilitating or preventing acts of self harm; interpersonal relations among inmates and between inmates and staff; the role of the courts in setting and ruling on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tartaro, Christine, 1970-
Suicide and self-harm in prisons and jails.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2010
(OCoLC)661048048
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Tartaro; David Lester
ISBN: 9781461634249 1461634245 1283617048 9781283617048
OCLC Number: 824363006
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 227 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Who Commits Suicide While Incarcerated?; Chapter 3: When, Where, and How Suicides in Prisons and Jails Occur; Chapter 4: Suicidal Ideation, Suicide Attempts, and Self-Mutilation; Chapter 5: Screening and Assessment; Chapter 6: Crisis Intervention and Counseling; Chapter 7: Facility Design and Suicide Prevention; Chapter 8: Diversion and Transition Planning; Chapter 9: Litigation Issues; Chapter 10: Suggestions for the Future; Bibliography; Author Index; Subject Index.
Responsibility: Christine Tartaro and David Lester.

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Combining the skills of Christine Tartaro, an insightful criminologist, and David Lester, a leading suicidologist, Suicide and Self-harm in Prisons and Jails is not only timely, but also the most Read more...

 
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