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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] ©2013
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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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lauritzen
ISBN: 9781589019737 1589019733 9781589019720 1589019725
OCLC Number: 995326653
Awards: Winner of International Ethics Section Best Book Award (United States).
Winner of Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award 6 (United States)
Winner of Alpha Sigma Nu 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: 1 recurso en línea (x, 227 páginas)
Contents: IntroductionPart I1. If You Can't Oppose Torture, What Can You Oppose? Psychologists Confront Coercive Interrogations 2. What's Wrong with Supporting National Security? Psychology and the Pursuit of National Security 3. Interrogating Justice: The Torture Memos and the Office of Legal Counsel 4. Ticking Bombs and Dirty Hands: Coercive Interrogation and the Rule of Law Part II5. Treating Terrorists: The Conflicting Pull of Role Responsibility 6. Discipline and Punish: The Importance of Professional Accountability 7. Professional Responsibility and the Virtuous Professional 8. The Day They Enter Active Service: The Military Conscience 9. Lessons Learned: Dignity and the Rule of Law10. This We Do Not Do: The Future of Interrogation and the Ethics of Professional Responsibility BibliographyIndex
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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. Read more...

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