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Suicide Clusters: Introducing a Novel Type of Categorization

(2012) Suicide Clusters: Introducing a Novel Type of Categorization. Violence and Victims. pp. 125-132. ISSN 0886-6708

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A suicide cluster within a given community may be defined as a group of suicides or suicide attempts, or both, that happen closer together in time and space than would generally be expected. However, since the perception of clustering may itself be a risk factor for suicide, suicide clusters differ almost from all other event clusters. The aim of this article, therefore, is to discuss the unique pattern of suicide cluster and introduce a novel type of categorization taking into account varieties of studies, which investigate suicide clusters within diverse settings. This article concludes with challenging areas in suicide cluster studies and emphasizing that each community must deal rapidly and appropriately with any perceived suicide clusters.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: suicide cluster novel type of categorization process of contagion prevention plan teenage suicide media internet community news history japan Criminology & Penology
Page Range: pp. 125-132
Journal or Publication Title: Violence and Victims
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 27
Number: 1
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ISSN: 0886-6708
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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