Suicide attempts among incarcerated homicide offenders

Katie Dhingra, Daniel Boduszek, Philip Hyland, Sonia Shagufta

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The aim was to investigate the role of age, drug abuse, period of confinement, loneliness, difficulty in controlling emotions, having no friends in prison, victimization in prison, guilt over crimes, insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, depression, and mood change in predicating suicide attempts in a sample of homicidal young prisoners. Poisson regression model indicated that five variables contributed significantly to the prediction of suicide attempts. Specifically, participants reporting drug abuse, difficulty in controlling emotions, victimization in prison, nightmares, and depression were significantly more likely to report
suicide attempts while incarcerated
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalSuicidology Online
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015


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