Year: 1971 Source: Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1971. p.116-126 SIEC No: 19870512

Sociological theories of suicide, which derive from Durkheim’s theory are examined. After a brief discussion of Durkheim’s work, reformulations including Johnson’s approach, Powell’s approach, Ginsberg’s reformulation, Gibbs & Martin’s theory & Douglas’ approach are reviewed. Reformulations of Durkheim’s theory seek to make the theory testable. 8 Refs. (LH)