Suicide

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Durkheim
Used suicide statistics - in each society the suicide rate was constant and there were significant differences in rates between societies (e.g. catholic and protestant) and there were differences between social groups in society (married and single).
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Durkheim: social factors
Suicide linked to 2 social facts: social integration (what level individuals feel a sense of belonging to a group) and moral regulation (what level individuals wishes and actions are kept in check by norms and values).
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Durkheim: types of suicide
4 types: Egoistic (too little social integration and excessive individualism), Altruistic (too much social integration and putting others before self), Anomic (too little moral reg and norms unclear), Fatalistic
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Taylor
Suggested four types of suicide
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Douglas
Suicide is unique and individual
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Atkinson
'The role of the coroners'
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Suicide linked to 2 social facts: social integration (what level individuals feel a sense of belonging to a group) and moral regulation (what level individuals wishes and actions are kept in check by norms and values).

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Durkheim: social factors

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4 types: Egoistic (too little social integration and excessive individualism), Altruistic (too much social integration and putting others before self), Anomic (too little moral reg and norms unclear), Fatalistic

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Suggested four types of suicide

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Suicide is unique and individual

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