The Ethics of Interrogation

Professional Responsibility in an Age of Terror
 
 
Georgetown University Press
  • erschienen am 1. Mai 2013
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 240 Seiten
978-1-58901-972-0 (ISBN)
 
Can harsh interrogation techniques and torture ever be morally justified, for a nation at war or under threat of imminent attack? In this volume, the author takes on ethical debates about counterterrorism techniques that are increasingly central to US foreign policy in the aftermath of 9/11 and discusses ramifications for future of interrogation.
  • Englisch
  • Washington, DC
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • US School Grade: College Graduate Student and over
  • Broschur/Paperback
black & white illustrations
  • Höhe: 213 mm
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  • Breite: 143 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 306 gr
978-1-58901-972-0 (9781589019720)
1589019725 (1589019725)
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Paul Lauritzen is a professor of religious ethics and former director of the Program of Applied Ethics at John Carroll University in Cleveland. He is the author or editor of four books, including Medicine and the Ethics of Care (Georgetown, 2001) and has published extensively on issues in bioethics, human rights, and religious ethics. He is the past coeditor of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and is currently an associate editor with the Journal of Religious Ethics.
Introduction Part I1. If You Can't Oppose Torture, What Can You Oppose? Psychologists Confront Coercive Interrogations 2. What's Wrong with Supporting National Security? Psychology and the Pursuit of National Security 3. Interrogating Justice: The Torture Memos and the Office of Legal Counsel 4. Ticking Bombs and Dirty Hands: Coercive Interrogation and the Rule of Law Part II5. Treating Terrorists: The Conflicting Pull of Role Responsibility 6. Discipline and Punish: The Importance of Professional Accountability 7. Professional Responsibility and the Virtuous Professional 8. The Day They Enter Active Service: The Military Conscience 9. Lessons Learned: Dignity and the Rule of Law10. This We Do Not Do: The Future of Interrogation and the Ethics of Professional Responsibility Bibliography Index
An indispensable analysis of the need for strict and clear moral limits on what a human person may do in the so-called war against terrorism. America Magazine An important and pioneering book. Paul Lauritzen is to be commended for providing us with an insightful look into the ethical issues that are raised in the interrogation of suspected terrorists. New York Journal of Books
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