Self-harm in young offenders.
Borschmann, R.~~Coffey, C.~~et al.
The prevalence and correlates of self-harm and suicidal behavior in 515 young offenders (mean age 17.3 years, SD = 1.7) serving community-based orders (CBOs; n = 242) or custodial sentences (n = 273) in Victoria, Australia, are described. Results from structured interviews showed that 83 (16.1%) participants reported self-harming in the previous 6 months, and this was more common among those serving custodial sentences than those serving CBOs (19.4% vs. 12.4%; OR 3.10, 95% CI: 1.74Ð5.55). Multiple incidents were more common in females and 24% (95% CI: 19Ð39) of participants who had self-harmed reported having done so with suicidal intent.
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