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Title Torture [electronic resource] / Debra A. Miller, book editor.
Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2009.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Opposing Viewpoints In Context    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 200 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Current controversies.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-191) and index.
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.
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Subject Torture.
Torture -- United States.
Added Author Miller, Debra A.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
ISBN 9780737743265 (hardcover)
0737743263 (hardcover)
9780737743258 (pbk.)
0737743255 (pbk.)
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