Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 6 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Self-harm and suicidal behaviour in forensic settings

Guest Editors: Karen Slade

Suicide ideation amongst people referred for mental health assessment in police custody

Andrew Forrester, Chiara Samele, Karen Slade, Tom Craig, Lucia Valmaggia

The purpose of this paper is to examine the prevalence of suicide ideation amongst a group of people who had been arrested and taken into police custody, and were then referred to…

Non-suicidal self-harm amongst incarcerated men: a qualitative study

Lisa Marzano, Karen Ciclitira, Joanna R. Adler

The purpose of this paper is to understand the needs and motivations of incarcerated men who self-harm with no apparent suicidal intent. These have received little attention in…

Supporting imprisoned women who self-harm: exploring prison staff strategies

Tammi Walker, Jenny Shaw, Lea Hamilton, Clive Turpin, Catherine Reid, Kathryn Abel

The purpose of this paper is to explore the experiences of prison staff working with imprisoned women who self-harm in English prisons. In this small-scale study, 14 prison staff…

Correlates of suicidal ideation in incarcerated offenders: a pilot study in three Belgian prisons

Ciska Wittouck, Louis Favril, Gwendolyn Portzky, Freya Vander Laenen, Frédéric Declercq, Kurt Audenaert

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the correlates of suicidal ideation in offenders incarcerated in three Belgian prisons.

The roles of bullying involvement and parental warmth in non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal ideation among adolescents from residential program

Michelle F. Wright

The purpose of this paper is to examine the association of bullying perpetration and victimization to non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal ideation among 93 boys from residential…

Working with suicide risk in offenders: a review of training at HMP Grendon

Victoria Hatton, Geraldine Akerman

Rates of suicide in custodial settings continued to rise in the year 2013/2014. Consequently, the Division of Forensic Psychology funded training on “working with risk of suicide”…

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