Criminalizing suicide attempts: Can it be a deterrent?

K. S. Latha, N. Geetha

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Abstract

Suicidal behaviour constitutes a serious public as well as mental health problem all over the world. Many developed countries have done away with the legal provision of punishing attempted suicides. However, in India this continues to be a punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code (1833). This review discusses the various issues related to criminalizing suicide and their implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2004
Externally publishedYes

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Mental Health
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penal code
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mental health
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Law

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Latha, K. S. ; Geetha, N. / Criminalizing suicide attempts : Can it be a deterrent?. In: Medicine, Science and the Law. 2004 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 343-347.
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