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Professor Natasha Frost of Northeastern's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is working to address the disproportionately high suicide rate of correctional officers within the Massachusetts community.

Correctional officers in the state of Massachusetts take their own lives at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country, drawing the attention of researchers like Frost, Northeastern alumnus Carlos Monteiro, and current doctoral student Stacie St. Louis. The research partners are working alongside the Massachusetts Department of Correction to gain insight into patterns that may be predictive of suicide or suicidal thoughts. For more about the research, concerns, and long-term vision, read the full story at News@Northeastern.

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