The wish ‘not to be’ Survey of suicide cases arriving at the Prosecutor ‘s Office of the Court in Bari in the years 2014-2016

doi: 10.7417/CT.2019.2103

  • I. Grattagliano Department of Educational Sciences, Psychology and Communication, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • A. Ostuni Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, Section of Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • M. Marrone Institute of Cancer Research and the Medical Research, IRCCS Istituto Tumori Giovanni Paolo II, Bari, Italy
  • A. Cassano Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, Section of Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • S. Tafuri Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • F. P. Bianchi Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • F. Misceo Department of Educational Sciences, Psychology and Communication, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • M. Miniello Department of Educational Sciences, Psychology and Communication, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • R. Catanesi Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine, Section of Criminology and Forensic Psychiatry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Abstract

The issue of suicide has always been a very sensitive and important problem, that raises many questions in the society where it occurs, that is not always able to oppose an adequate response. Every scientist in the field agrees that this is an act provoked by multifaceted reasons, which include cultural, social and biographical motives. Therefore, this topic also poses ethical and civil problems, as well as epistemologic and research methodology issues, because of its complexity as a subject of study. The authors propose a case-by-case contribution, evaluating the judicial acts on 73 suicides made available by the Bari Public Prosecutor’s Office for the years 2014-2016.


The authors believe collected and systematized data, and the ensuing considerations, can offer a contribution to the debate in the field of legal and socio-healthcare actors, who are often the first to deal with and confront this complex and tragic phenomenon

Published
2019-02-14
How to Cite
GRATTAGLIANO, I. et al. The wish ‘not to be’ Survey of suicide cases arriving at the Prosecutor ‘s Office of the Court in Bari in the years 2014-2016. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 170, p. e16 - e26, feb. 2019. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <http://www.clinicaterapeutica.it/ojs/index.php/ClinicaTerapeutica/article/view/339>. Date accessed: 25 aug. 2019.
Section
Research Article