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Prisons Research Centre

Suicide Prevention Conference

Dr Amy Ludlow hosted a suicide prevention conference in HMP Altcourse.

Dr Amy Ludlow hosted a suicide prevention conference in HMP Altcourse on 18 May 2016 (in collaboration with Dr Philippa Tomczak, Criminology Research Fellow / Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow from University of Sheffield) that was attended by approximately 50 criminal justice practitioners, policymakers, academics. See programme here. The event built upon the first one that was held in Cambridge in September 2015. A follow up event is planned for 6 September 2016.

A recent publication from PRC on suicide prevention is: Liebling, A. and Ludlow, A. (2016) ‘Suicide, distress and the quality of prison life’,  in Y. Jewkes, B. Crewe and J. Bennett (eds.) Handbook on Prisons (second edition). New York: Routledge.

Here are the findings of the research into Self-Inflicted Deaths of 18-24 year olds in Custody (Harris Review) that was recently conducted by PRC members.