Year: 1995 Source: The British Journal of Criminology, v.35, no.2, (Spring 1995), p.173-187 SIEC No: 19950745

Some of the main results from 2 long-term research projects carried out between 1987 & 1992 on suicide & suicide attempts in British prisons are summarized. The studies showed that important differences could be found between suicide attempters & other prisoners, especially in descriptions of prison life which was seen as more difficult for the attempters. The concept of poor coping is discussed. Links are drawn between prison suicide & other related literature on prison life. (67 refs.)