His trivialized view of the rational nature of suicide is one that I do not think translates to the American situation. Dalrymple views the large number of attempted suicide as being promoted by what he terms “the boredom of self-absorption”. The post attempt treatment that the patient receives is credited, according to Dalrymple, for giving him a sense of vitality. He also sees the attempted suicides as a way in which people try to avoid certain situations, whether they are an upcoming court hearing or the start of a new job. For Dalrymple, the overdose is the easiest way to relieve the crisis in their lives.
He concluded that there is significance in the rates of suicide to the probable social cohesion of the individual in society. The data collated lead Durkheim to categories suicide into four major groups which implied the degree to which the individual was integrated into society or the degree to which society has imposed on the individual. The possible groups that an individual who committed suicide would fall are Egoistic, Altruistic, Anomic or Fatalistic. Consequently, even though Le Suicide’ pioneered social research and is considered a classic in sociological study, its success, is heavily criticized. Critics believe that the study is littered with what statisticians describe as Ecological fallacy.
Gun Control “Opponents to gun control laws argue ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people”’(ProQuest Staff). Gun Violence is a major problem in the United States today considering the current gun control regulations are ineffective; however, laws can be made to accommodate for this and still allow the citizens to protect themselves from danger. “The role of guns in violence, and what should be done, are subjects of intense debate in the United States and elsewhere” (Webster). The people who have either seen, heard, or read news stories on gun policies might have come to the conclusion that mass shootings, the mentally ill, and assault weapons are the primary concerns in the debates; gun control laws disarm law-abiding citizens and fail
Therefore this means, coroners would be more likely to leave the death as an ’open verdict’ so it wouldn’t be seen as suicide, and therefore it wouldn’t put shame on the family. On the other hand, Interpretivists view suicide as a negotiated meaning. Sociologists such as Douglas argue that it is the result of a discussion between the coroner and the family and friends that come to the conclusion whether it is a suicide or not. For example, the coroner would talk to the family and friends of the decease and try to uncover the meanings and motives they may have had. Therefore as suicide is operationalised in different ways, a true, clear picture of suicide will never be obtained as suicide rates are usually socially constructed.
(330). By treating the decision to drop the bomb not as a single act but as the outcome of many organizational routines, historians can see more clearly that progress on the bomb came slowly, and indeed might not have come at all if scientists had not broken through the bureaucratic chain of command. Bureaucratic structures and standard operating procedures were major factors in the development of the bomb, but within that organizational framework, not all bureaucrats were created equal. Davidson and Lytle urge historians to be alert to decisions shaped by politics within government institutions. A person’s official position in an organization does not alone indicate his or her actual influence.
Is the death penalty unjust? Blackmun is opposing towards the death penalty. He claims that there is many faults in the system. Therfore thay should not be allowed to decide whether one should be kiiled on their commited crimes. In contrast to Scalia I think he has good points but he needs a better argument than the judical system has faults.
The main argument starts with Durkheim who explains that sociology can be a science. Durkheim uses the example of suicide and how we can study such a personal and individual act in an objective manner using statistics. From his studies of suicides Durkheim found that there were patterns in the suicide rate which meant that the act wasn’t a product of the individuals motives but instead a social fact. The suicide therefore had to be a result of wider social forces which we have no control over. Durkheim went on to explain that the social facts responsible for determining the suicide rate were the levels of integration and regulation an individual has in a society.
The American Medical Association has generally argued against physician assisted suicide on the grounds that it undermines the integrity of the profession (Braddock & Tonelli 1998). Although patients can commit suicide without the aid of their physician it is still against the law and it can affect family members after they are gone. Opinions differ on the ethical consequences of trying to make physician assisted suicide the responsibility of doctors, but prior consideration of such ethically relevant consequences the question arises of whether the provision assisted suicide can logically be part of the doctor’s role (Fiona Randall & Robin Downie 2010). At the same time the state needs to monitor physician to see that they do not break the law and take it into their hands to participate in physician assisted suicide. A physician job description is to aim at the provision of treatments with health benefits in the patient’s best interest, and to avoid adverse outcomes (Fiona Randall & Robin Downie 2010).
This article discusses individual cases and crimes and gives analysis of the arguments made against death penalty in real world. Firstly it discusses the deterrence argument while going through a number of cases. The conclusion is that it has no effect on reducing homicides but ironically it breeds violence as in some cases offenders committed a capital crime in a territory where execution still prevails while they could have easily avoided it. Second thing discussed is the cost, the research in article shows that it costs significantly more money to put a convict to death than to incarcerate him for life in a prison. Moreover it is shown that in many cases criminals are executed while there are reasonable doubts in their convictions and some have avoided execution by just a few hours before being exonerated.
Durkheim’s study of suicide is considered one of the classic studies of sociology. How was Durkheim able to show the social causes of suicide? How did he interpret differences in suicide rates using his theory of social integration and regulatory functions of society? Are there any problems with his theory? Durkheim’s study on suicide is viewed as a well-known paradigm in sociological studies.