Year: 1999 Source: Australian Psychologist, v.34, no.3, (November 1999), p.157-165 SIEC No: 19990760

Suicide & self-harm in prisons are serious problems in Australia & many other jurisdictions. Psychologists frequently have a role in advising on, & assisting in, the prevention of such behaviours. Few guidelines & formal statements of good professional practice exist for such work. This paper reviews the published literature & current prevention practices with a view to devising recommendations for good practices in management & prevention. (75 refs.)