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Is Torture Ever Justified?

by Tom Head

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Greenhaven Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political prisoners,
  • Social Science - General,
  • Military interrogation,
  • Social Problems (General) (Young Adult),
  • Torture,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12),
  • Social Issues - General,
  • Penology,
  • Law & Crime,
  • Social Science - Politics & Government,
  • Social Sciences,
  • United States,
  • Abuse of

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesAt Issue Series
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7898959M
    ISBN 100737731109
    ISBN 109780737731101
    OCLC/WorldCa57008216

      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.   Can torture be justified? At hearings Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee will question top Army officers on interrogation of prisoners in .

      Can Torture Ever Be Justified? Can Torture Ever Be Justified? by Kinga Krisko on Novem Print: Share: No democratic nation today acknowledges the use of torture, although some probably Author: Kinga Krisko. ” 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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Is Torture Ever Justified? by Tom Head Download PDF EPUB FB2

Is Torture Ever Justified. (At Issue) Paperback – Septem byCited by: 2. Is torture ever justified in a post-9/11 world. FRONTLINE gathered a group of legal thinkers to answer this question.

Several of them had studied the torture question together for a joint project. In my opinion, torture can’t ever be justified. It causes pointless pain Torture may be effective at getting people to talk, but it doesn’t mean they’re telling the truth.

Take Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a terrorist involved in the 9/11 attacks, who. Get this from a library. Is torture ever justified?. [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.

The child who is kidnapped. And the torture we use to save her. 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 5/5(1).

In this paper I argue that torture is morally justified in some extreme emergencies. However, I also argue that notwithstanding the moral permissibility of torture in some extreme emergencies Author: Seumas Miller.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 92 pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Torture is never justified / Kenneth Roth --Torture is sometimes justified / Henry Mark Holzer --Torture should be legalized and regulated / Alan M.

Dershowitz --The U.S. Military need not obey the Geneva Conventions when dealing with suspected terrorists / John Yoo. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index Torture is never justified / Kenneth Roth -- Torture is sometimes justified / Henry Mark Holzer -- Torture should be legalized and regulated / Alan M.

Dershowitz -- The U.S. Military need not obey the Geneva Conventions when dealing with suspected terrorists / John Yoo -- The U.S.

Military should always obey the Geneva Conventions Pages: Henry: Torture is never justifiable for several principle reasons. It is illegal in the United States and the vast majority of countries in the world that have signed the Torture Convention as. Torture is a justifiable last resort.

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.

Is Torture Ever Justified. excerpted from the book Tainted Legacy 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights by William Schulz Thunder's Mouth Press,paper p one reason electroshock weapons, such as stun guns, have become more and more popular around the world, including in the United States, is because they leave no marks.

One push of the. 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”.

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 Useless. Many claim that torture can be justified because it comes down to the safety of the people. Is the Use Torture Ever Justified.

Essay Sample. According time in the follow Asian, Middle East and other countries have used torture as a tool of murder for over two thousand years.

Dictators believed that torture is a way to rule their country. “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. And when we think of torture today it often takes us back to antiquated times when Latin was the lingua franca of Europe, and torture was an accepted part of the judicial process.

Perhaps the French and Spanish Inquisitions come to mind. The recent Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture has been the focus of a national debate about whether torture is ever permissible. 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? The New York Times, the most reliable daily publication of.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. 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.