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Suicide in prison. A comparison between France and its European neighbours

By Géraldine Duthé, Angélique Hazard, Annie Kensey and Jean-Louis Pan Ké Shon

Abstract

The frequency of suicide has long been used as an indicator of tensions and problems in society. In French prisons, the number of suicides has increased considerably over the last fifty years and prison overcrowding is often blamed for this trend. But are there any other causal factors? How does France compare with its European neighbours

Topics: SUICIDE, PRISONERS, RISK_FACTOR, INTERNATIONAL_COMPARISON, FRANCE, EUROPE
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:archined.fr:AWRILKY-gpz89Adag6Nh
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