The Resource American Indian suicides in jail : can risk screening be culturally sensitive?, NIJ

American Indian suicides in jail : can risk screening be culturally sensitive?, NIJ

Label
American Indian suicides in jail : can risk screening be culturally sensitive?
Title
American Indian suicides in jail
Title remainder
can risk screening be culturally sensitive?
Statement of responsibility
NIJ
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Culture can affect how inmates view suicide and, consequently, how they react to authorities' attempts to assess their risk for suicide. In a county detention center in a Northern Plains State where American Indians are the dominant cultural minority in both the jail and the community at large, the jail administrator became concerned about the extent of suicidal behavior in the facility and asked researchers to help find the reason. Discomfort with the interview process appeared to be the major reason the detainees were not candid in answering questions in the suicide risk assessment. American Indians were less open in answering questions about health and use of drugs and alcohol. The wording of the questions and the setting of the interview seemed to have more of an effect than the nature of the questions. The researchers found that the American Indian concept of mental illness may cause them to interpret questions about this condition differently, and that a relationship of trust with the interviewer may produce more openness. The findings suggest that suicide risk assessment protocols tailored to the cultural backgrounds of detainee populations might be more effective than an impersonally administered one-size-fits-all approach. In view of American Indians' high incarceration rate and risk for suicide, their experiences could be used to design more culturally sensitive risk assessment protocols
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Also available via Internet from NCJRS web site. Address as of 9/19/05: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/207326.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Cataloging source
SCR
Funding information
Supported by the National Institute of Justice
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
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Research for practice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
Label
American Indian suicides in jail : can risk screening be culturally sensitive?, NIJ
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Publication
Note
  • "Jun. 05."
  • Shipping list no.: 2005-0229-P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 9)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61661571
Dimensions
23 cm
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unknown
Extent
ii, 9 pages
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ncj 207326
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • tmp97340858
  • (GPO)99178257
Label
American Indian suicides in jail : can risk screening be culturally sensitive?, NIJ
Publication
Note
  • "Jun. 05."
  • Shipping list no.: 2005-0229-P
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 9)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61661571
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 9 pages
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ncj 207326
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • tmp97340858
  • (GPO)99178257

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