Year: 1980 Source: Canadian Journal of Criminology, v.22, no.3, (1980), p.273-287 SIEC No: 19830566

Long-term nonrep. study of female teenage offenders suggests evidence of link between child abuse & self-mutilation case histories revealed violence by parents in 48% of self-mutilators. Self-mutilating behavior can be viewed as a form of suicide. Several intervention approaches have been suggested.(LJ)