Torture and Enhanced Interrogation: A Reference Handbook

by
Christina Ann-Marie DiEdoardoauthor

Christina Ann-Marie DiEdoardo is a historian and criminal defense attorney in San Francisco, CA.

Torture and Enhanced Interrogation: A Reference Handbook

20200229

ABC-CLIO

Pages 392
Topics Abu Ghraib;CIA;Cold War;Criminal Court;Geneva Conventions;Guantanamo Bay;Hague Conventions;September 11, 2001;Trial by Ordeal;Trial by Combat;Current Events and Issues: Law and Crime;Military History: Genocide and War Crimes

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Torture and Enhanced Interrogation: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): DiEdoardo, Christina;
Contributors: DiEdoardo, Christina;
Abstract:

A comprehensive look at torture, this book explains where we are as a society with regard to use, how we got here, and where the state of thought on it may be in the future.

Torture and Enhanced Interrogation: A Reference Handbook begins with an overview of the history of torture, beginning in Ancient Greece and continuing to Guantanamo Bay and beyond. After grounding the reader in the historical fundamentals, the work goes on to examine the key controversies that surround the use of torture, including but not limited to whether it should be used at all as an aid to interrogation or to procure testimony. Then, the book presents the views of several outside contributors with personal experience or special expertise in the area.

The book achieves a balance of profiles of those persons and organizations that have played a role in the development of our understanding of torture, a data and documents section, and an annotated bibliography for future research, as well as an event timeline and glossary of key terms. This volume is aims to present facts in as objective a way as possible while providing readers with the resources they need for further study.


  • Exposes the main myths about torture and its use
  • Provides readers with a solid foundation in the topic
  • Discusses the likely future of torture in the US and elsewhere
  • Reflects the author's expertise in the form of informed and nuanced perspectives essays

SortTitle: torture and enhanced interrogation: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Abu Ghraib; CIA; Cold War; Criminal Court; Geneva Conventions; Guantanamo Bay; Hague Conventions; September 11, 2001; Trial by Ordeal; Trial by Combat; Current Events and Issues: Law and Crime; Military History: Genocide and War Crimes
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Christina Ann-Marie DiEdoardoauthor

Christina Ann-Marie DiEdoardo is a historian and criminal defense attorney in San Francisco, CA.

eISBN-13: 9781440862281
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440862274
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 392
Publication Date: 20200229
Series: Contemporary World Issues