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Interrogation and torture : integrating efficacy with law and morality

Author: Steven J Barela; Mark Fallon; Gloria Gaggioli; Jens David Ohlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Series: Ethics, national security, and the rule of law series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on the science, law and morality behind interrogational methods. It develops, for the first time, a comprehensive discussion regarding the legality of torture and the efficacy of interrogation. In other words, scientific research has concluded that torture is not effective. This then raises a natural question: What interrogational methods are effective? How does one employ those methods in way  Read more...
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Interrogation and torture
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019025731
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Barela; Mark Fallon; Gloria Gaggioli; Jens David Ohlin
ISBN: 9780190097523 0190097523
OCLC Number: 1105734949
Description: xxxii, 590 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture --
Introduction : Legal, Moral and Effective Interrogation / Steven J. Barela. Jens David Ohlin --
Defining Torture and the Obligation of Systematic Review in the CAT Treaty / Manfred Nowak, Giuliana Monina --
Personality Disruption as Mental Torture : The CIA, Interrogational Abuse, and the U.S. Torture Act / David Luban, Katherine S. Newell --
The Field of Torture Today : Ten Years On from Torture and Democracy / Darius Rejali --
The HIG Project : The Road to Scientific Research on Interrogation / Mark Fallon, Susan E. Brandon --
Developing Rapport and Trust in the Interrogative Context : An Empirically-Supported Alternative / Laure Brimbal, Steven M. Kleinman, Simon Oleszkiewicz, Christian A. Meissner --
Investigative Interviewing : From England to Norway and Beyond / Ray Bull, --
Asbjørn Rachlew --
Interrogating the Brain: Torture and the Neuroscience of Humane Interrogation / Shane O'Mara --
Professional Standards in the Aftermath of Torture : The Struggles of the American Psychological Association / Stephen Soldz, Steven Reisner --
What Can Be Asked of Interrogators? / Michael Skerker --
Beyond Ethics on the Sly : The Behavioral Sciences & National-Security Interrogation / M. Gregg Bloche --
Cycles of Compulsion : Efficacy and Legality in the History of Israeli Torture Debates and Practice / Karin Loevy --
A Qualified Defense of the Obama Administration's Record on Torture / John T. Parry --
Unmasking the Challenges : Interrogation and International Law / Gloria Gaggioli, Pavle Kilibarda --
Torture, Dignity and the Rule of Law / J.M. Bernstein --
Justifying Too Much : Utilitarianism as a Moral Theory / Bob Brecher --
Reclaiming Bentham on Torture / Steven J. Barela --
Preventing Torture : What Works? / Mark Thomson, Barbara Bernath --
Repairing the Damage from Illegal Acts of State : The Costs of Failed Accountability in the U.S. / Claire Finkelstein, Steve Xenakis --
Drinking from a Poisoned Chalice : A Portrait of the U.S. Military Commissions at Guantánamo / John G. Baker, Mary E. Spears, Katherine S. Newell --
Setting Universal Standards for Non-Coercive Interviews and Associated Safeguards / Juan E. Méndez, Andra Nicolescu --
Afterword : The Corrosive Strategic Legacy of Torture / Alberto Mora
Series Title: Ethics, national security, and the rule of law series.
Responsibility: edited by Steven J. Barela, Mark Fallon, Gloria Gaggioli and Jens David Ohlin ; foreword by Nils Melzer ; afterword by Alberto Mara.

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