Reflections upon suicide in prisons

Graham Towl (Prison Service (Kent Area))

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Publication date: 1 March 2000


This paper provides a review of the language used to describe suicidal and self‐injurious behaviours in prisons. The effects of such linguistic practices on the treatment of suicidal prisoners are critically evaluated. The paper concludes with coverge of evidence‐based practice in the area of suicide and intentional self‐injury. A number of possible future developments are discussed.


Towl, G. (2000), "Reflections upon suicide in prisons", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 17-22.




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