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Social factors in suicide in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 52

Riaz Hassan
ISBN 0 642 24009 4 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, February 1996


This paper highlights the increasing occurrence of suicide in Australia, particularly among young adult and adolescent males. It examines the trends for both males and females and considers the role of selected social factors in suicide. The need for better suicide prevention programs, which focus both at the primary level of prevention and at the postvention level, is addressed.

This paper is taken from the report of research undertaken with the assistance of a grant from the Criminology Research Council.

Criminology Research Council grant no. CRC 23/86


Criminology Research Council