Year: 1994 Source: Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994. p.35-51 SIEC No: 20040726

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.