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Suicide Concerns for Offenders in Prison Environments (SCOPE)

The Suicide Concerns for Offenders in Prison Environments (SCOPE) is a test that was developed in the UK for assessing the risk of suicide and nonfatal self-harm behaviour among adult male and female offenders. The test is composed of 27 items measuring two subscales: Optimism and Protective Self-Worth. Research has shown acceptable concurrent validation with the Beck Hopelessness Scale. Items are scored on a six-point Likert scale ranging from 0 (strongly agree) to 6 (strongly disagree).
Sources
Perry, Amanda E., & Olason, Daniel T. (2009). A new psychometric instrument assessing vulnerability to risk of suicide and self-harm behaviour in offenders: Suicide concerns for offenders in prison environment (SCOPE). International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol 53(4), 385-400. doi: 10.1177/0306624X08319418, © 2009 by SAGE Publications.
Sex: male | female
Age:
On Remand? Yes | No
Circle the Best Response Strongly Agree Mildly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Mildly Disagree Strongly Disagree
I will not feel lonely in my room on my own 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I had a job I would not commit crime 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I were feeling suicidal I would speak to someone 1 2 3 4 5 6
I will speak to an officer when I have a problem 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I were on remand I would not feel stressed out 1 2 3 4 5 6
I do not think about harming myself 1 2 3 4 5 6
I do not feel suicidal when I receive bad news 1 2 3 4 5 6
I feel fine about coming into this establishment 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I had been arrested I would try and get in contact with my family 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I had been arrested I would say I was sorry 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I am nervous I do not lose my appetite 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I stole money for drugs I would feel like I had let myself down 1 2 3 4 5 6
I do not feel fed up 1 2 3 4 5 6
I think that everyone likes me 1 2 3 4 5 6
The day before I am due in court I do not think about the future 1 2 3 4 5 6
I enjoy everything 1 2 3 4 5 6
I do not feel helpless 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I worry about things I sleep OK 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I were depressed I would talk to someone 1 2 3 4 5 6
My family supports me 1 2 3 4 5 6
I do not think about how I can end my life 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I had a fight with a prisoner I would ask to see the governor/warden 1 2 3 4 5 6
I can think straight when I am depressed 1 2 3 4 5 6
I feel like there is hope in my life 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I were depressed I would not think about harming myself 1 2 3 4 5 6
If I had a supportive family I would not kill myself 1 2 3 4 5 6
I always turn up in court 1 2 3 4 5 6

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