Suicide

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Suicide Key Terms

Altruistic suicide

Suicide in societies where people see their own happiness as unimportant.

Durkheim

Anomic suicide

Suicide in societies where rapid change is occurring.

Durkheim

Coroners

Officials who decide on the cause of death.

Egoistic suicide

Suicide in societies where people regard their individual happiness as very important.

Durkheim

Fatalistic suicide

Suicide in extreme, usually oppressive situations where people lose the will to live.

Durkheim

Interpretive sociologists

Those who approach society

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