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Is Torture Ever Justified?

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series includes a wide range of opinions on a single controversial issue. Each volume includes both primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives-eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to further research. Each inexpensive volume enhances critical thinking skills and is an excellent research tool for ...
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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series includes a wide range of opinions on a single controversial issue. Each volume includes both primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives-eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to further research. Each inexpensive volume enhances critical thinking skills and is an excellent research tool for reports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737731101
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: At Issue Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 92
  • Age range: 15 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1 Torture Is Never Justified 12
2 Torture Is Sometimes Justified 16
3 Torture Should Be Legalized and Regulated 22
4 The U.S. Military Need Not Obey the Geneva Conventions When Dealing with Suspected Terrorists 26
5 The U.S. Military Should Always Obey the Geneva Conventions 31
6 "Stress and Duress" Techniques Are Forms of Torture 35
7 "Stress and Duress" Techniques Are Legitimate Forms of Interrogation 39
8 The Use of Torture Serves Current U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives 54
9 The Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Qualifies as Torture 59
10 The Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Does Not Qualify as Torture 65
11 The Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Was Committed by a Few Disobedient Soldiers 69
12 The Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse Was Authorized by High-Ranking Government Officials 74
13 The U.S. News Media Overrated the Significance of the Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse 81
Organizations to Contact 85
Bibliography 88
Index 90
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