Crime and Deviance - Suicide

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What is suicide?
Suicide is when you intend to kill yourself deliberately.
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Durkheim considers suicide rates as what?
Social Facts
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Egoistic suicide is committed because of?
Little integration.
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Altruistic Suicide is when you commit suicide because of?
Full Integration
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Why do some people commit anomic suicide?
Because one's desires are not being fulfilled.
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What is fatalistic suicide?
Suicide because of too much regulation of control.
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Suicide rates are _______ if coroners decide the cause of death.
Reliable
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_________ would be low if coroners cannot reach a decision. This leaves an "open verdict" and this cannot go towards statistics.
Validity
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What method did Durkheim use for suicide studies?
Official Statistics
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What method did Douglas use for suicide studies?
Interviews
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Douglas came up with five explanations for suicide. One of these is?
Revenge
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Escape suicide is another explanation. What does this mean?
Escape from live which has become unbearable.
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What is Search For Help suicide?
A cry for help when all else has failed.
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Douglas criticises who for accepting reliability and validity of official statistics?
Durkheim
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Douglas argues that societies don’t share the same meaning of suicide; if people are highly integrated then suicide is more likely to be what?
Covered up
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