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Encyclopedia > Legal views of suicide
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This page concerns suicide. For resources for those seeking help averting suicidal thoughts, see List of crisis hotlines by country.

There are a number of legal views of suicide. Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Euthanasia (Greek: ευθανασία - ευ good, θανατος death) refers to assisted dying. ... A murder suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more other persons immediately before, or while killing himself. ... A suicide bombing is an attack using a bomb in which the individual(s) carrying the explosive materials composing the bomb intend(s) and expect(s) to die upon detonation (see suicide). ... Ritual suicide is the act of suicide motivated by a religious, spiritual, or traditional ritual. ... Mass suicide occurs when a number of people kill themselves together or for the same reason and is usually connected to a real or perceived persecution. ... Its when a bunch of people are convinced they want to kill themselves and do. ... An internet suicide is a suicide pact made between individuals who meet on the Internet. ... A copycat suicide is defined as a duplication or copycat of another suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media. ... Forced suicide is a method of execution where the victim is given the choice of commiting suicide, or facing an alternative they perceive as worse - like suffering torture, or having family members killed. ... Suicide-by-cop is a suicide method in which someone deliberately acts in a threatening way towards a law enforcement officer, with the main goal of provoking a lethal response (e. ... Suicide has been part of the history of the world - people of all walks of life had committed suicide over the year. ... See also: deaths by accidental drug overdose, people by cause of death This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This is a list of a number of common suicide methods that are used by people who wish to commit suicide. ... Kurt Cobains alleged suicide note. ... Suicide watch is the act of a prison officer making sure that a prisoner does not commit suicide because they show intentions of doing so. ... Various human cultures may have views on suicide not directly or solely linked to religious views of suicide. ... Modern medical views on suicide consider suicide to be a mental health issue. ... There are a variety of philosophical views of suicide. ... There are a variety of religious views of suicide. ... The term right to die (also: Dying with Dignity) refers to various issues around the death of an individual when that person could continue to live with the aid of life support or in a diminished or enfeebled capacity. ... A crisis hotline is a phone number people can call to get immediate over-the-phone emergency counseling, usually by trained volunteers. ... Various suicide prevention strategies have been used: Promoting mental resilience through optimism and connectedness. ... List of crisis hotlines by country USA - 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) National Hopeline Network USA - 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Links http://www. ... Modern medical views on suicide consider suicide to be a mental health issue. ... List of crisis hotlines by country USA - 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) National Hopeline Network USA - 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Links http://www. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ...


Ironically, the punishment for attempted suicide in some jurisdictions has been death. In addition, suicide can have other legal consequences. For example, in the United Kingdom prior to 1961 their estate was forfeited. Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, often called a capital offense or a capital crime. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The United Kingdom decriminalized suicide and attempted suicide in the Suicide Act 1961. By the early 1990s only two US states still listed suicide as a crime, and these have since removed that classification. Increasingly, the term commit suicide is being consciously avoided, as it implies that suicide is a crime by equating it with other acts that are committed, such as murder or burglary. The Suicide Act 1961 is a statute which decriminalised suicide in 1961, effective only in the United Kingdom. ... The 1990s in its most obvious sense refers to the years 1990 to 1999. ... ...


However, in some US states, even though suicide has been removed from the criminal code, suicide is still considered an unwritten "common law crime," that is, a crime based on the law of old England as stated in Blackstone's Commentaries. (So held the Virginia Supreme Court in Wackwitz v. Roy in 1992.) As a common law crime suicide can bar recovery for the family of the suicidal person in a lawsuit unless the suicidal person can be proven to have been "of unsound mind." That is, the suicide must be proven to have been an involuntary, not voluntary, act of the victim in order for the family to be awarded money damages by the court.


In many jurisdictions it is a crime to assist others, directly or indirectly, to take their own life. Sometimes an exception applies for physician assisted suicide (PAS), under strict conditions; see Euthanasia. In the Australian state of Victoria, while suicide itself is no longer a crime, a survivor of a suicide pact can be charged with manslaughter. The term jurisdiction has more than one sense. ... Euthanasia (Greek: ευθανασία - ευ good, θανατος death) refers to assisted dying. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Nickname: Garden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Governor Premier Const. ... Its when a bunch of people are convinced they want to kill themselves and do. ...


In the Netherlands, being present and giving moral support during someone's suicide is not a crime; neither is supplying general information on suicide techniques. However, it is a crime to participate in the preparation for or execution of a suicide, including supplying lethal means or instruction in their use. (Euthanasia may be an exception. See Euthanasia in The Netherlands.) Euthanasia (Greek: ευθανασία - ευ good, θανατος death) refers to assisted dying. ...


In many juristictions medical facilities are empowered or required to commit anyone whom they believe to be suicidal for evaluation and treatment. See Code 5150 for example. This page concerns suicide. ...


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Legal views of suicide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (252 words)
There are a number of legal views of suicide.
However, in some US states, even though suicide has been removed from the criminal code, suicide is still considered an unwritten "common law crime," that is, a crime based on the law of old England as stated in.
In the Australian state of Victoria, while suicide itself is no longer a crime, a survivor of a suicide pact can be charged with manslaughter.
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