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

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STUDENT DETAILS [pic] ACAP Student ID: Name: Course: Bachelor of Social science ASSESSMENT DETAILS [pic] Unit/Module: Social Analysis Educator: Assessment Name: Academic essay Assessment Number: one Term & Year: term 3, 2013 Word Count: 1990 DECLARATION I declare that this assessment is my own work, based on my own personal research/study . I also declare that this assessment, nor parts of it, has not been previously submitted for any other unit/module or course, and that I have not copied in part or whole or otherwise plagiarised the work of another student and/or persons. I have read the ACAP Student Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Policy and understand its implications. I also declare, if this is a practical skills assessment, that a Client/Interviewee Consent Form has been read and signed by both parties, and where applicable parental consent has been obtained. 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. The purpose of this essay is to explain how Durkheim was able to show the social causes of suicide through the analysis of statistics across several countries (Hassan, 1998). Durkheim chose to study suicide because in the 19th century sociology was not entirely recognised as an area of academic interest (Finchman, Langer, Scourfield & Shiner, 2011). In addition to this, Durkheim wanted to show that suicide was not just an individual act and that sociology played a part. This essay also intends to explore how Durkheim was able to

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