Year: 1988 Source: The Australian Journal of Social Issues, v.23, no.3, (August 1988), p.184-195 SIEC No: 19910540

This article examines theoretical accounts & research on suicide during imprisonment & compares them with the findings of an Australian study of death in prison. The author argues that research on suicide presents a fragmented account of suicidal behavior. As well, she believes that the theoretical construction of suicide, & the methodological approach to its measurement, contribute to the confusion around inmate suicidal behavior. (VM)