This book explores several topics pertaining to suicide and deliberate self-harm in the corrections setting, including who tends to commit these acts; where, when, and how these incidents occur; screening mechanisms; the role of environmental stimuli in facilitating or preventing acts of self harm; interpersonal relations among inmates and between inmates and staff; the role of the courts in setting and ruling on suicide prevention policies; and diversion and re-entry plans for offenders.
Christine Tartaro is associate professor of criminal justice at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. David Lester is distinguished professor of psychology at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Chapter 1 1. Introduction Chapter 2 2. Who Commits Suicide While Incarcerated? Chapter 3 3. When, Where, and How Suicides in Prisons and Jails Occur Chapter 4 4. Suicidal Ideation, Suicide Attempts, and Self-Mutilation Chapter 5 5. Screening and Assessment Chapter 6 6. Crisis Intervention and Counseling Chapter 7 7. Facility Design and Suicide Prevention Chapter 8 8. Diversion and Transition Programs Chapter 9 9. Litigation Issues Chapter 10 10. Suggestions for the Future