Does Torture Work? by John W. Schiemann

By John W. Schiemann

whilst the Senate published its so-called "Torture file" in December 2014 the realm might examine that, for years, the CIA had used unimaginably brutal ways to interrogate its prisoners - frequently with no yielding any necessary or fair info. The enterprise had lengthy and adamantly defended its use of torture, staunchly arguing that it used to be not just simply yet worthwhile for the country's protection. or even amid the revelations of the document, questions abound approximately even if torture could be thought of a justifiable device of nationwide security.

Is interrogational torture a good approach to extracting details? How stable does the knowledge extracted have to be for the torture to be thought of winning? How frequently or how vigorously needs to torture be used to accomplish precious details? it can be the case that interrogational torture can by no means be justified below any conditions, yet, in keeping with John Schiemann, whether it is to be justified in any respect, it needs to be powerful. in accordance with multiple nationwide ballot, such a lot americans do think that torture can paintings, and that it may be justified below definite conditions. but when the knowledge that torturers extract is undesirable, then the strategy quantities to not anything greater than natural sadism. So, how will we clear up the problem over no matter if to torture or to not torture?

In this e-book, John Schiemann takes a very new angle to the query of torture: online game concept. considering torture as a "game" performed among an interrogator and a detainee, the e-book walks the reader throughout the good judgment of interrogational torture, evaluating the results to the claims made by means of torture proponents. The booklet attracts on a large choice of resources starting from files of the Inquisition to mystery CIA memos to track this common sense, illustrating each one consequence of the version with a story from the genuine international of interrogational torture. Does Torture Work? is an soaking up and provocative tackle essentially the most mentioned human rights and defense dilemmas of our time.

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