Problems in Prevention of Suicidal Behavior of Prisoners

  • Rima Yerenatovna DZHANSARAYEVA Department of Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Yermek Talantuly NURMAGANBET Department of Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Akynkozha Kalenovich ZHANIBEKOV Department of Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Marlen Yerlanovich TURGUMBAYEV Department of Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Amirzhan Amirzhanovich NABIYEV Department of Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University


Suicide of convicts, their suicidal behavior counteracts implementation of the objectives of the penal system, primary of which are the protection of rights and legitimate interests of persons sentenced to imprisonment, maintenance of security, and provision of assistance in social adaptation.

Therefore, a deep examination of the problems related to the prevention of suicides of prisoners and the prevention of their suicidal behavior is considered of great importance. The article analyzes the phenomenon of suicide, its nature, substance, essence; types of suicidal behavior and personality traits of prisoners who committed suicide in places of detention; recommendations on the improvement of organizational and legal measures to prevent suicide among persons sentenced to deprivation of liberty are being put forth.


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How to Cite
DZHANSARAYEVA, Rima Yerenatovna et al. Problems in Prevention of Suicidal Behavior of Prisoners. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 4, p. 781-787, oct. 2016. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 apr. 2024.