Prisoner suicide

G. Towl, T. Walker

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Abstract

Too many citizens are imprisoned in England and Wales, expanding markets for the commodification of forensic services. Rather than being seen by prisoners as healthcare professionals, psychologists may increasingly be viewed as 'state psychologists' and thus lower the likelihood of disclosure of suicidal feelings, resulting in more avoidable deaths. This article considers the issue of roles for psychologists in preventing prisoner suicide, and includes the perspectives of both the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and a Prison Governor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-889
JournalPsychologist
Volume28
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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    Towl, G., & Walker, T. (2015). Prisoner suicide. Psychologist, 28, 886-889.