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Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents views on torture from various different perspectives.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Torture.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)768347962
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737743265 0737743263 9780737743258 0737743255
OCLC Number: 262429567
Description: 200 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: How common is the use of torture? Torture is a worldwide problem / Human Rights Watch ; Both civilized and less civilized countries use torture techniques / Lisa Hajjar ; Torture continues to be a problem in Asia / Basil Fernando ; Torture is still common in Brazil / Brazzil Magazine ; Police in India frequently use torture / Rama Lakshmi ; Al Qaeda terrorists carried on Saddam Hussein's gruesome torture techniques in Iraq / Entifadh Qanbar --
Is torture morally wrong? Chapter overview / Sherry F. Colb ; Torture is morally reprehensible / Kim Petersen ; Torture is always morally wrong / David P. Gushee ; People around the world agree that torture is immoral / Mirela Xanthaki ; Torture can be a moral means of saving lives / Mirko Bagaric ; Torture is moral when inflicted for a greater good / Patrick J. Buchanan ; Coercion at Guantánamo is not torture and is necessary / Aryeh Spero --
Is torture an effective interrogation technique? Torture is sometimes effective / Alan Dershowitz ; Torture has a place in the war on terror / Nicholas Davis ; Torture works as a social control / Naomi Klein ; It is a myth that torture works / Anne Applebaum ; Torture is neither justified nor effective / Mick Smith ; Torture ruins evidence that could be used to prosecute terrorists / Phillip Carter ; History shows torture does not obtain the truth / Robert Fisk --
What should be the U.S. policy on torture? Stress techniques must be authorized in the war on terror / Heather Mac Donald ; The United States should stop all forms of torture / Washington Monthly ; Torture should be made legal in extreme situations / Alan M. Dershowitz ; Torture should not be legally sanctioned / Jack Rabbit ; The United States should categorically ban torture but consider rare exceptions / Albert Mohler ; The United States should not attempt to codify exceptions to a ban on torture / Mark Bowden.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

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