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Suicide attempts among incarcerated homicide offenders

Dhingra, Katie, Boduszek, Daniel, Hyland, Philip and Shagufta, Sonia (2015) Suicide attempts among incarcerated homicide offenders. Suicidology Online, 6 (2). pp. 27-34. ISSN 2078-5488

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Abstract

The aim was to investigate the role of age, drug abuse, period of confinement, loneliness, difficulty in controlling emotions, having no friends in prison, victimization in prison, guilt over crimes, insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, depression, and mood change in predicating suicide attempts in a sample of homicidal young prisoners. Poisson regression model indicated that five variables contributed significantly to the prediction of suicide attempts. Specifically, participants reporting drug abuse, difficulty in controlling emotions, victimization in prison, nightmares, and depression were significantly more likely to report suicide attempts while incarcerated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform > Prisons
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 11:13
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 09:51
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1922

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