Year: 1990 Source: Medicine, Science and the Law, v.30, no.3, (July 1990), p.217-218 SIEC No: 19901741

In this study of adult male prisoners, those with a history of attempted suicide were compared with age-matched controls in order to evaluate factors associated with suicidal behaviour. As well as confirming its relationship with certain other factors, it was found that prisoners with many previous convictions were much more likley to have attempted suicide. It is suggested that conviction rate might be a useful addition to the measures already employed in assessing suicidal risk. (5 refs.)