Year: 1988 Source: 17p. SIEC No: 19880543

This student paper aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal attitude toward suicide & attempted suicide; some understanding of the social aspects, & familiarity with the historical-legal developments. The author addresses such questions as; how & why did this moral issue come into law? Does suicide harm society? Is suicide or attempted suicide a crime? What justifies this interference with the individual’s freedom of expression? (GW)