Year: 1998 Source: Westminster, UK: Waterside Press, 1998. p.44-63 SIEC No: 19980495

An Australian Aboriginal example of suicide by cop introduces this article. Discussion on an investigation of Australian police for mistreatment of Aboriginals follows. Death in custody statistics for Australia for 1985-96 are given, & trends from 1980-96 with respect to the kind of custody the deaths took place in are also provided. Cell suicide is mentioned as one of the 8 ways in which death in custody took place. Offending as a risk factor for suicide is discussed.