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Problems with the coronial determination of "suicide"

Tait, Gordon; Carpenter, Belinda; De Leo, Diego; Tatz, Colin


After over 100 years of constant dissatisfaction with the accuracy of suicide data, this paper suggests that the problem may actually lie with the category of suicide itself. In almost all previous research, ‘suicide’ is taken to be a self-evidently valid category of death, not an object of study in its own right. Instead, the focus in this paper is upon the presupposition that how a social fact like suicide is counted depends upon norms for its governmental regulation, leading to a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Mortality
DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2015.1012489


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