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Self-harm and overcrowding among prisoners in Geneva, Switzerland

Golay, Diane
Mouton, Elisabeth
Published in International Journal of Prisoner Health. 2016, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 39-44
Abstract Prison institutional conditions affect risk for self-harm among detainees. In particular, prison overcrowding may increase the likelihood of self-harm by creating competition for resources, space, and enhancing a "deprivation state." The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between overcrowding and prisoner acts of self-harm.
Keywords Cross-Sectional StudiesCrowding/psychologyHumansMalePrisoners/psychologyPrisonsSelf Mutilation/epidemiologySwitzerland/epidemiology
PMID: 26933991
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Research group Epidémiologie clinique (115)
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WOLFF, Hans et al. Self-harm and overcrowding among prisoners in Geneva, Switzerland. In: International Journal of Prisoner Health, 2016, vol. 12, n° 1, p. 39-44. doi: 10.1108/IJPH-04-2015-0009 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:100263

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