Today's Debates: Torture: Justified or Unacceptable?, 1st Edition

  • Erin L. McCoy
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502644916
  • ISBN-13: 9781502644916
  • DDC: 364.6
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Over the course of human history, torture has been used as an instrument of war, a means of extracting information, and a mode of punishment. Many argue that it is a necessary weapon in times of war. Others insist that it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, violates human rights laws, and fails to extract trustworthy information. This book dives into the debate over torture from all sides, using examples from recent history as well as sidebars, full-color photographs, and a glossary designed to improve young adults' understanding of this controversial topic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Torture throughout History.
2: A Post-9/11 World.
3: Torture in the War on Terror.
4: Enhanced Interrogation at CIA Black Sites.
5: Life at Guantánamo.
6: The Torture Debate Today.
Further Information.
About the Authors.