Old Wine in a new Wineskin (IN: The Currents of Lethal Violence: an Integrated Model of Suicide and Homicide, ed. by N P Unnithan et al)
Whitt H P~~~~~~
This chapter explores the history of the stream analogy (the idea that suicide & homicide are different expressions of the same phenomenon) from World War II to the end of the 1970s. Various theories of suicide are discussed. The theory proposed by Henry & Short (1954) is given particular attention, & the methodological & theoretical developments that followed this breakthrough are discussed. The chapter concludes with a review of the theoretical promises & failings of the 1970s.