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The ethics of interrogation : professional responsibility in an age of terror

Author: Paul Lauritzen
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can harsh interrogation techniques and torture ever be morally justified, for a nation at war or under threat of imminent attack? In this volume, the author takes on ethical debates about  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lauritzen
ISBN: 9781589019720 1589019725
OCLC Number: 941445670
Awards: Winner of Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award 6 (United States)
Winner of Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award (United States).
Winner of International Ethics Section Best Book Award (United States).
Winner of Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 6 (United States)
Short-listed for Catholic Press Association Book Award for Faithful Citizenship 6 (United States)
Description: x, 227 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: If you can't oppose torture, what can you oppose? Psychologists confront coercive interrogations --
What's wrong with supporting national security? psychology and the --
Pursuit of national security --
Interrogating justic e: the "torture" memos and the office of legal counsel --
Ticking bombs and dirty hands: coercive interrogation and the rule of law --
Treating terrorists : the conflicting pull of role responsibility --
Discipline and punish : the importance of professional accountability --
Professional responsibility and the virtuous professional --
The day they enter active service : the military conscience --
Lessons learned : dignity and the rule of law --
This we do not do : the future of interrogation and the ethics of professional responsibility.
Responsibility: Paul Lauritzen.

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An indispensable analysis of the need for strict and clear moral limits on what a human person may do in the so-called war against terrorism. America Magazine An important and pioneering book. Paul Read more...

 
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