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The Culture and Protective Suicide Scale for Incarcerated Persons (CAPSSIP): A measure for evaluating suicide risk and protection within correctional populations – 2018-02

Suicide risk and protective factors function for prisoners within the context of incarceration. The Culture and Protective Suicide Scale for Incarcerated Persons (CAPSSIP) is a tool designed to assess protective factors and cultural barriers to suicide for inmates. We present initial findings on the reliability, validity, factor structure, and utility of the CAPSSIP based on a trial conducted with inmates sent to an inpatient psychiatric program. Implications for suicide risk assessment processes in correctional settings are discussed. Horon, R., Williams, S. N., McManus, T., & Roberts, J. Psychological Services, 15(1), 45-55. (2018) http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ser0000197 http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-46025-001