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

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