Essays Tagged: "suicide rates"

Durkheim's study of suicide rates and the social facts that affect societies and individuals within those societies

Study of SuicideDurkheim's book 'Suicide: A study in sociology', published in 1897 defines suicide as "all ca ... h he knows will produce this result"(Turner, et al 1995, p 329). The consensus at the time was that suicide was a private act that lacked social approval. Suicide was largely considered to be a nervou ... nlike his contemporaries who believed that influences such as inherited mental disorder resulted in suicide, Emile Durkheim chose to look instead at suicide purely as a 'social fact', rather that the ...

(9 pages) 221 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

"Spider" by William Taylor.

up at the same time is getting more difficult for each generation, reflected by the rising teenage suicide rates of today.So where can the troubled youth of today go to for guidance and reassurance t ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Youth suicide, a growing issue on Australian shores.

ium!Statistically we are living longer and have a better quality of life than past generations. Yet suicide, in PARTICULAR youth suicide, continues to be a major issue on our shores.Although statistic ... e on our shores.Although statistics vary from study to study, most informed people agree that youth suicide is a major and increasing problem within the Australian community.Young people aged 15 -24, ...

(3 pages) 67 0 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Signs for people who may commit suicide, and if it is normal. Also included is how it can be prevented.

Suicides are not normal but I would describe them as common. I do not believe that suicide is wrong. ... I would describe them as common. I do not believe that suicide is wrong. However, I speculate that suicide can be prevented.Suicides among young people nationwide have increased dramatically in recen ... 5-to-14-year-olds. These figures are shocking spell out that some measures must be taken to reduce suicide rates.Especially, teenagers feel a great amount of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure t ...

(5 pages) 52 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Emile Durkheim's 1897 analysis of suicide.

ogist in 1897, was a pioneer in his field. He set out to explain why some social groups have higher suicide rates than others. His explanation for this was that some groups are not as well socially in ... rs. Durkheim believed that the less social integration one had, the more likely they were to commit suicide. Some specific cases he applied this to were the absence of marriage and/or family, belief i ...

(3 pages) 71 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Essay on Guns--about 500 word essay.

ll be affected. Media encourages violence, and is, without a doubt, one of the causes of increasing suicide rates, murders, sexual abuses and physical assaults.2)Increase the amount and wages (if appl ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Saving a Life from Suicide

Every 42 seconds, someone attempts suicide; every 16.9 seconds, someone completes it. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of all deaths ... es it. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of all deaths; third for persons aged 15 to 24. Although suicide rates over the past 40 years are relatively stable, the incidence of suicide among 15 to 24 ... e among 15 to 19 year olds has quadrupled. However, it is estimated that 80% of people, who died of suicide, mentioned it to a friend or relative before dying (Jamison 10).Tammy fell into the 15 to 19 ...

(4 pages) 57 2 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

An Investigation into World-Wide Causes of Suicide

An Investigation into World-Wide Causes of SuicideSuicide (self killing) is the act of ending one's own life. As a matter of fact, this act is ... regard to the reasons. However, there are a many different reasons which can lead people to commit suicide. Nowadays, suicide has become an important subject all over the world. That not only because ... society, but also because of the dramatic increase in the number of people who died as a result of suicide. According to world Health Organization statistics (March 2002), suicide rates have increase ...

(7 pages) 77 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

How are death rituals indicative of aspects of identity? Discuss with examples

er to measure the adequacy of social life, through indicators such as life expectancy, homicide and suicide rates. It can be argued that funerary evidence is perhaps the very first indicator of sapien ...

(14 pages) 126 0 2.1 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Suicide, an ongoing problem (talks about college suicides along with warning signs)

SuicideSuicide is an ongoing problem that plagues people, especially teenagers and college students ... y teenagers and college students worldwide. It is a devastating problem to our culture and society. Suicide is a problem many schools and families face and it is hard to find a solution.Why does suici ... a solution.Why does suicide target so many young adults? Stress is a major factor that can lead to suicide when the world's problems cannot be coped with. There are many other contributing factors th ...

(1 pages) 45 4 3.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Anomie and Strain Theory

describe the lack of social regulation in modern societies as one manner that could elevate higher suicide rates. Robert Merton, a criminologist that applied Durkheim's definition of anomie to modern ... that they can find even if these means are illegal (Akers, 2000, p. 144). In his 1897, publication, Suicide, Durkheim classified strain into two basic categories: social processes and personal experie ...

(4 pages) 121 0 4.4 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Sociological research methods

believer of the positivist approach was Emiele Durkhiem (1858-1917). Durkhiem conducted a study on 'suicide' using quantitative data. He obtained this data from coroner's reports, Durkhiem then put th ... on to find causal connections. Durkhiem believed that different levels of social integration caused suicide rates. He had come to this conclusion through accepting that the coroner's reports may have ...

(9 pages) 220 0 4.2 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Should we legalized gambling?

It can also make people become poorer and poorer, corrupt political system at all levels, increase suicide rates. With all of the bad outweighing the good, gambling should not be legalized.First of a ... o neglect, violence or being harassed by creditors. In the end, getting divorced or even committing suicide are foreseeable consequences. Additionally, pathological gambling is the key factor that for ...

(5 pages) 56 0 2.5 Dec/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis Test on Suicide"Suicide is a serious public health problem that devastates individuals, families, and commun ... ous public health problem that devastates individuals, families, and communities" (SPAN USA, 2005). Suicide defined as taking one's own life. Suicide behavior is complex. "National Vital Statistics Re ... "National Vital Statistics Report shows suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. Suicide results from complex interactions between biological, psychological, social, and environment ...

(5 pages) 181 0 3.5 Sep/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Farm Crises in the US

Freedom of Farmers Act has painfully decreased US subsidies to grain farmers.Since the low prices, suicide rates of farmers have gone up. A widow from Iowa wrote a letter to the governor that states ... sband listened to the grain markets at noon, as he usually did, heard them go lower, then committed suicide. His letter reads: 'The only thing I will regret is leaving the children and you. This farmi ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

During my extensive sociological research on suicide, I have found

During my extensive sociological research on suicide, I have found some surprising results on six more subjects based upon social bonds. I have d ... s on six more subjects based upon social bonds. I have discovered that Jewish people have had lower suicide rates than Protestants or Catholics. The reason for this is that Jewish had a lower suicide ... or granted. The second result is that people with higher levels of education have had higher suicide rates than those with lower education. This is due in part to their lives years after the ed ...

(2 pages) 814 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Presentation: Teenage Suicide.

Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States, now said ... e United States, now said to be reaching epidemic proportions. It is estimated that 300-400 teenage suicides occur per year in the Los Angeles County alone; that's about 1 death a day.Further statisti ... 1 death a day.Further statistics • For every two homicides in the U.S. there are three suicides.• Every hour and forty-five minutes another young person commits suicide &bull ...

(3 pages) 748 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Suicide in Prison

AbstractSuicide in prison is a very important issue which should be in consideration. The environment where ... re the inmates being incarcerated is very depressing and it can be a cause for someone to committee suicide. The methods of performing this act are from the primitive ones to the ones that involve ove ... issue is unfixable there are some steps that we can take to try to prevent inmates from committing suicide. A very close profile of the inmates, who are in high risk, can prevent this tragedy.On the ...

(10 pages) 27 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays