Year: 1992 Source: New York: The Guilford Press, 1992. p.398-419 SIEC No: 19930306

This chapter reviews major research on suicide behind bars & argues that a process-based, stress-vulnerability model of suicide would provide increased understanding & added utility in theory, risk assessment, & prevention programming for corrections. The role of risk factors is considered including isolation, seclusion, & absence of psychological coping resources. Liability issues & health care standards are reviewed together with implications for future research & clinical efforts. (78 Refs.)