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Is torture ever justified?

Tamara L. Roleff

Is torture ever justified?

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Published by Greenhaven Press in Detroit, MI .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTamara L. Roleff, book editor
SeriesAt issue
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV8593 .I8 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24453075M
ISBN 109780737750911, 9780737750928
LC Control Number2010023162

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[Tamara L Roleff;] -- Presents thirteen essays, written by such contributors as Barack Obama and Christopher Hitchens, that debate the use of torture, and discusses such issues as the legalization and regulation of.

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The ends justify the means. Torture is acceptable if it can save the lives of fellow citizens in “ticking-bomb” scenarios. Whether it’s an issue of national security or the potential death of a kidnapped toddler, torture might be the only means of eliciting crucial information fast enough to rescue the people at risk.

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For any purpose, however, torture has never been able to be justified, at any point in our history and most definitely will not be at any point in our future. Torture Is Often Is torture ever justified? book. Many claim that torture can be justified because it comes down to the safety of the people.

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“Is torture ever justified?” this question was asked on. For example, Alan Dershowitz argues that there could be a dangerous enough scenario where the use of torture could be justified.

The Ticking Time Bomb Scenario is an ethical debate in deciding if law enforcement should be authorized to torture suspects who are thought to have information about a bomb in a populated area. The word torture has its roots in the Latin tortura: meaning torment, twisting or physical disorder by twisting.

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This interview, the second in a series on political topics, discusses philosophical ideas that underlie this debate. I do not think that torture is ever justified it is cruel and inhuman, it shows no humanity.

I do not believe in torture I feel it is not a necessary. I don't feel that criminals or anyone being tortured feels any remorse for what they have done. There is just the pain of the moment. The rules of war – both general and civil – have long included a complete ban on torture.

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, defences of ‘coercive interrogation’ – in some circles at least seen as synonymous with torture – became, if not commonplace, certainly much more respectable than they had : Carol.

Kennedy, C. Kennedy-Pipe, A. Mumford. Torture. Is it ever justified. Lieutenant Colonel Jon S. Jackson, a career Army officer and lawyer, takes aim at this difficult issue drawing on his experiences as defense counsel for detainees at. Instead, let’s ponder this not-so-new question, which has surfaced again in the wake of the bin Laden take-down: Is torture, at the hands of CIA interrogators, or any other American authorities, ever justified.

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Is torture ever justified. by Tom Head, JGreenhaven Press edition, Board book in English - 1 editionPages:   Is torture ever justified?This question response automatically comes the way one may perceive torture or defines torture’s meaning.

In a number of dictionaries torture is defined as, “extreme pain; anguish of body or mind, or the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge as a means of getting a confession for information”.

In layman’s terms, torture is just sheer. Introduction: 9: 1: Torture Is Never Justified: 2: Torture Is Sometimes Justified: 3: Torture Should Be Legalized and Regulated: 4: The U.S. Military Need Not Obey the Geneva Conventions When Dealing with Suspected TerroristsAuthor: Tom Head.

I don’t believe torture can ever be justified in any society that claims to have a faith that upholds respect for others. Information obtained under duress has never been admissable in a British. Torture can be defined as, ‘the officially sanctioned infliction of intense suffering, aimed at forcing someone to do or say something against his or her will.’ (Rodley, 7) Under international law it is illegal to use torture in any situation whatsoever.

Although torture undoubtedly continues throughout the world, the moral argument prohibiting it was won during the enlightenment and. Terrorism and civil liberty Is torture ever justified?. Have the terrorist attacks of September 11th put a lasting dent in civil liberties.

The first of a series begins this week with a look. After the 9/11 and the War on Terror, the discussion on the use of torture in intelligence gained traction, with heated debates on its efficiency and whether it could ever be ethically justifiable. The ‘ticking-bomb’ scenario was brought to the surface by those aiming to prove that torture not only could work but also be ethical.

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” Is Torture justified. The show 24 shows a simplified representation of the difficulty and complexity of the policy issues and definitions of torture facing the government of the United States. The opposite side says that Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments are like slavery and genocide, and they are always unacceptable.

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It is here, at the intersection of these elements, that Carlson asks the dreadful question: "Is torture ever justified?" Lyrical and haunting, The Pear Tree is a stark exposition of torturers and victims, and the bystanders who support one side or the : Eric Stener Carlson.

To avoid torture ever being applied outside of the narrow range of situations in which it is justified, Dershowitz outlined the mechanism of a torture warrant, which could be issued only by a judge and only.

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Former prisoner of war Sen. John McCain is pushing back hard against President-elect Trump's stance on torture. Discussing the interrogation technique known as waterboarding, which has been banned by Congress, the President-elect claimed "I like it a lot. I don’t think it’s tough enough." But McCain told an audience he doesn't "give a damn what the president of the United States wants to.Article: Is Torture Ever Justified?

- Torture is defined by the Oxford Online Dictionary as (noun 1) The infliction of severe pain as a punishment or a forcible means of persuasion. 2 great Author: Mike Gracia.This Book Review focuses on one of Dershowitz’s most controversial proposals: the use of judicially sanctioned non-lethal torture to force a terrorist suspect to disclose information that would prevent an imminent and massive terrorist attack.

11 Under this proposal, law enforcement officials would be allowed to torture a terrorist suspect.