Year: 1978 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-State University of New York at Albany, 1978. 333p. SIEC No: 19900329

Using interviews with men who had injured themselves while confined & controls who had not injured themselves while incarcerated, this dissertation explores the relationship between confinement setting (jail or prison) & self-destructive crises. Analysis suggests that comparatively inexperienced, nonviolent, young inmates are more likely to injure themselves in prison than their more seasoned fellow inmates. Additional findings are presented & implications for prevention are discussed. (71 ref)