Deaths as a result of hanging


ÖZER E., YILDIRIM A., KIRCI G. S. , İLHAN R., Iscanli M. D. , TETİKÇOK R.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.28, no.2, pp.556-561, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-017-6007-x
  • Journal Name: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Page Numbers: pp.556-561
  • Keywords: Autopsy, Capital punishment, Suicide, SUICIDE, PRISONERS, AUSTRALIA, IRELAND, TRENDS

Abstract

Background: Death by hanging occurs as a result of the tightening of a cord around the neck with the effect of body weight. Although generally seen, it is not always necessary for hanging to be in a completely perpendicular position with the feet off the ground. With the exception of judicial cases, most hangings are suicides and in some cases may be the result of accident or murder.