Year: 1989 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.34, no.7, (Oct. 1989), p.668-674 SIEC No: 19900303

Presents findings from a study designed to evaluate the predictive power (discriminant validity) of a suicide checklist developed to aid in screening new admissions to Remand Centres in Alberta. The model, which allowed for the interaction of clinical with criminological variables, correctly discriminated 100% of the active suicidal risks & 63% of inmates who had a prior history of suicide behaviors. Practical implications of the findings for suicide screening are discussed. (14 ref)