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Swati Mukherjee, Updesh Kumar & Manas K. Mandal

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Chapter 5: Suicide and Homicide: Theoretical Issues

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Suicide and Homicide: Theoretical Issues
Suicide and homicide: Theoretical issues
SwatiMukherjee, UpdeshKumar And Manas K.Mandal

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 ...

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