Criminology Theoretical Investigation on Suicidal ActsMyunghoon Roh*
Department of Social Sciences of Humanities Texas A&M University – San Antonio, USA
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- Myunghoon Roh
Department of Social Sciences of Humanities
Texas A&M University – San Antonio
Suicidal acts are a serious problem. The main reason for the lack of attention by criminologists is that the suicidal acts are not criminal offences in the USA. Discussions, in the current research, are based on the stream analogy of lethal violence that both suicide and homicide are the two sides of the same phenomena. After complicated mechanisms and interdisciplinary theories for suicidal acts are examined, author suggests the criminology theories can explain the suicidal acts and the mechanisms from risk factors to suicidal acts. Current discussion brings more opportunity for further theoretical and empirical investigation on the suicidal acts by criminologists.