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Durkheim was a positivist who used the comparative method (comparing
suicide rates across different European countries).
The suicide rate is the number of people who kill themselves in a
particular society, or in a group within society, in a given period of time.
Suicide rates within each country were constant…

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Durkheim thought it was essential to get the right amount of regulation and
integration in society to control suicide rates and came up with 4 types of

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Like Durkheim, he argues sociologists should look for `underlying and casual
processes' which lie behind suicide.
Like Douglas, he agrees with the use of case studies and individual cases
must be examined.
Taylor attended inquests in coroner's courts in order to discover how in 32
cases, 17 resulted in verdicts…

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Ditsy Ninjaa


Good source of revision, visual too! :)

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