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Book Reviews Suicide in Prison Ð Research, Policy and Practice Reviewed by Martha Blom-Cooper, HMPYOI Hollesley Bay This useful publication contains a collection of papers originally Graham Towl, Martin presented at a conference on deaths in custody. They set out the McHugh and Dilys Jones research and policy which informs current practice within secure (Eds) settings and proposals for future development of services for the care Pavilion Publishing (1999) of suicidal individuals. The collection purports to ‘reflect a partner- ISBN 1 900600 93 5 ship’ between the Prison Service and the High Security Psychiatric Services Commissioning Board (HSPSCB). However, the cover Price £11.95 (paperback) immediately reveals the bias towards research, policy and practice within the Prison Service. This bias is reflected in the choice of authors, three of whom are based within that service (of the remaining two, one is a Government minister and the other a policy advisor from the HSPSCB). This bias may limit the value of the exercise of sharing experience and best practice. The introductory paper by Joyce Quinn, recently Prisons Minister, calls for an integrated approach between the Prison Service and the NHS. It can only be hoped that recent high level appointments within the prison http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The British Journal of Forensic Practice Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1463-6646
DOI
10.1108/14636646200000008
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Suicide in Prison Ð Research, Policy and Practice Reviewed by Martha Blom-Cooper, HMPYOI Hollesley Bay This useful publication contains a collection of papers originally Graham Towl, Martin presented at a conference on deaths in custody. They set out the McHugh and Dilys Jones research and policy which informs current practice within secure (Eds) settings and proposals for future development of services for the care Pavilion Publishing (1999) of suicidal individuals. The collection purports to ‘reflect a partner- ISBN 1 900600 93 5 ship’ between the Prison Service and the High Security Psychiatric Services Commissioning Board (HSPSCB). However, the cover Price £11.95 (paperback) immediately reveals the bias towards research, policy and practice within the Prison Service. This bias is reflected in the choice of authors, three of whom are based within that service (of the remaining two, one is a Government minister and the other a policy advisor from the HSPSCB). This bias may limit the value of the exercise of sharing experience and best practice. The introductory paper by Joyce Quinn, recently Prisons Minister, calls for an integrated approach between the Prison Service and the NHS. It can only be hoped that recent high level appointments within the prison

Journal

The British Journal of Forensic PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

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