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Durkheim (Functionalist)

Suicide is affected by wider social forces.

Durkheim carried out comparison method research on Suicide and based
his research on official statistics. He compared different countries rates
and found they were not all the same but were overall stable. He then
went on to find that crime…

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J.M Atkinson

Atkinson stated official statistics are not social facts and are in fact socially
constructed. A coroner must make the decision so it cannot be factual. He
states to get reliable research the coroner must look at 4 factors.

Suicide note
Mode of death
Place of death
History of…


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