Screening Tools Assessing Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm in Adult Offenders: A Systematic Review

Perry-Kessaris, Amanda and Marandos, Rania and Coulton, Simon and Johnson, Matthew (2010) Screening Tools Assessing Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm in Adult Offenders: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54 (5). pp. 803-828. ISSN 0306-624X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This systematic review assessed the validity of screening instruments to identify the risk of suicide and self-harm behaviour in offenders. A search of 11 electronic databases and grey literature resulted in the inclusion of five studies. The five studies revealed four screening instruments, including the Suicide Checklist, the Suicide Probability Scale, Suicide Concerns for Offenders in Prison Environment (SCOPE), and the Suicide Potential Scale. Two instruments, SCOPE and Suicide Potential Scale, shared promising levels of sensitivity and specificity. The reporting of information was generally varied across items on the Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy (STARD). Research is needed to assess the predictive validity of tools for offender populations in the identification of those at risk, particularly those in probation and community settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: suicide, self-harm, systematic review, offenders
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental health
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 08:51
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 09:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27926 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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