Year: 1987 Source: Legal Medicine, (1987), p.44-60 SIEC No: 19901517

This article examines 4 categories of death by hanging. The author discusses hanging as legal punishment, voluntary suicide, murder & autoerotic asphyxiation. These discussions include legal definitions & principles used by the medical examiner to distinguish each case. A comment on suicide as a general phenomenon is included. (37 refs) (SC)