Examining Torture : Empirical Studies of State Repression, Hardback Book

Examining Torture : Empirical Studies of State Repression Hardback

Edited by Tracy Lightcap, James P. Pfiffner


The United States' use of torture and harsh interrogation techniques during the "War on Terror" has sparked fervent debate among citizens and scholars surrounding the human rights of war criminals.

Does all force qualify as "necessary and appropriate" in this period of political unrest?

Examining Torture brings together some of the best recent scholarship on the incidence of torture in a comparative and international context.

The contributors to this volume use both quantitative and qualitative studies to examine the causes and consequences of torture policies and the resulting public opinion.

Policy makers as well as scholars and those concerned with human rights will find this collection invaluable.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 218 pages, 5 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 218 p. 5 illus.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political control & freedoms
  • ISBN: 9781137337085



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