Why torture doesn"t work the neuroscience of interrogation by S. M. O"Mara

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Subjects:

  • Psychic trauma,
  • Psychological abuse,
  • Torture

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementShane O"Mara
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC552.T7 O43 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination322 pages
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27195922M
ISBN 100674743903
ISBN 109780674743908
LC Control Number2015015973
OCLC/WorldCa906121712

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Does torture work. In the book we interview a bunch of interrogators and we tried to find folks who would make a pro-torture argument on the record. But all the interrogators we spoke to couldn’t and wouldn’t. They all uniformly agree that it doesn’t work and that it’s not a useful thing to do.

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