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Suicide in Prisons

Graham J. Towl (Editor), Louisa Snow (Editor), Martin McHugh (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-85433-329-2
200 pages
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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An up-to-date review of recent research into suicide and self-injury in prisons, making links between the research, the prison context, and related practise-based issues. It covers all the key issues for those working in the Prison Service
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Graham Towl is Head of Psychology for the Prison Service and the National Probation Service. He is the Co-founder and Editor of The British Journal of Forensic Practice. His recent publications include ‘The Handbook of Psychology for Forensic Practitioners’ (1996) and journal articles on suicide and self-injury in prisons and risk assessment with offenders.

Louisa Snow is conducting doctoral research at University of Kent, Canterbury.

Martin McHugh is Head of the Management Selection and Succession Unit within the Prison Service.

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