Year: 1981 Source: Criminolgy, v.19, no.3, (November 1981), p.372-384 SIEC No: 19850192

This article assesses consensus, pluralist, & Marxist views of the origins of criminal law through a historical inquiry into the law-making & -enforcing processes surrounding suicide. The significance of these findings for criminologic theory is that laws generally thought to be based on consensus were instead grounded in conflict & struggle.(NBB)