The Torture and Prisoner Abuse Debate, 1st Edition

  • Laura L. Finley
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  • ISBN-10: 0313342938
  • ISBN-13: 9780313342936
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 187 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Delves into historical record to document POW torture and also domestic prisoner abuse dating far back in U.S. history as well as government and military knowledge of and collusion in such acts.


"...this exploration of the question of torture will help to widen discussion of a controversial issue. --Lawrence Looks at Books, October 2008

— Lawrence Looks at Books

"This thoughtful work will capture the attention of high school students, teachers and the public alike, offering multiple perspectives in an ongoing national debate. Highly recommended for high school, public and universtiy libraries." --Doug's Student Reference Room, January 2009

— Doug's Student Reference Room

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Describing the Problem.
1: Torture and Its origins.
2: Prison Abuse in the U.S. Pre-Civil Rights Era.
3: The Central Intelligence Agency and Torture.
4: Domestic Prison Abuse Today.
5: Abuse in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
6: Summing Up the Torture Debate.
Timeline of Significant Events in the History of Torture and Prisoner Abuse.
7: Further Readings.
About the Author.