Year: 1990 Source: Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990. p.22-39 SIEC No: 19930513

This theory deals with the sociological perspectives of suicide, with emphasis on Durkheim’s theory of suicide. The chapter review: definitions, concepts, and theories of suicide; followed by: the demographics of suicide (questions of who and why are dealt with), and concluding with a consideration of the socioreligious implications of the suicide rate. (39 refs.)