- Subject index
Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People provides a psychometric analysis of various aspects associated with suicidal risk assessment to understand the suicidal personality and predict suicidal behavior. It includes articles by experts in the field covering suicide research carried out globally. The discussion begins with a contextualization of the psychological factors implicated in the aetiology of suicidal behavior with the help of a biopsychosocial model and is followed by an empirical analysis. The theoretical issues are then examined from various perspectives. Some articles also focus on people-at-risk, including individuals suffering from substance abuse and bipolar disorders, security personnel, adolescents, etc.
Chapter 5: Suicide and Homicide: Theoretical Issues
Suicide and Homicide: Theoretical Issues
The twentieth century has been termed as the century of violence. It is not uncommon to talk about the ‘culture of violence’ prevailing in almost all the societies and across cultures. Based on the resolution adopted at the Forty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHO, 1996) about violence prevention, Krug, Dahlberg, Mercy, Zwi and Lozano (2002: 5) define violence as ‘the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation’. According to World Health Organization (WHO, 2002), each year more than a million people ...