Year: 1981 Source: Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1981. p.69-86 SIEC No: 19920122

This chapter presents a typology of suicide so as to promote the discussion between types of suicide & the right to die. The typology, based on extensions of the law on homicide to suicide, was developed from a review of the literature. It includes: mislabeled suicide, nonjustifiable suicide (murderous, masochistic, & suicide by surrender), & justifiable suicide. The types of suicide are described with cases. Differences between justifiable suicide & euthanasia are discussed.