Annotated Bibliography On Torture

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Annotated Bibliography-“How effective is torture in obtaining information?”
“Brown Note” Myth Busters. Discovery channel. Artarmon 16 Feb. 2005. Television. In this episode they test one way of torture. It was more based on mental resistance as it didn’t inflict physical pain. It shows that one mental health has a lot to do with how effective torture is. Somebody who is used to stress should be able to resist longer than somebody who isn’t.
Dominguez, Trace. “Does torture Work? Ask the CIA.” Discovery.com. Discovery news. Jul 3, 2012. Web. 08 Feb. 2016. In this report the author explain that many CIA agents believe that physical torture is not as effective as psychological torture. For example, leaving them naked in front of other people will
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"Beyond Waterboarding: The Science Of Interrogation." New Scientist 205.2750 (2010): 40-43. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Feb. 2016. In this article the author asks the question as to whether torture is a viable source in getting information. Since there is other moral ways of getting information. Some of these methods have shown to be more efficient. They also leave the victim’s mind intact.
Janoff-Bulman, Ronnie. "Erroneous Assumptions: Popular Belief in the Effectiveness of Torture Interrogation." Peace & Conflict 13.4 (2007): 429-435. Academic Search Complete. Web. 14 Feb. 2016. As this article mentions many people do believe that torture works as nobody could resist the physical and mental torture people are put through. In reality most successful cases have been done by psychology experts using other methods. They used human knowledge and applied it to the interrogation.
Moskalenko, Sophia. "Great Minds Think Alike: Psychology Of An Effective Interrogation." Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict 4.1 (2011): 21-32. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Feb. 2016. In this article the author explains that there is not many studies about the real efficiency on torture. This is due to people seeing it as an immoral action. Many people still decide that it is the best way to get
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Kelly, and Jeaneé C. Miller. "The Who, What, and Why of Human Intelligence Gathering: Self-Reported Measures of Interrogation Methods." Applied Cognitive Psychology 28.6 (2014): 817-828. Academic Search Complete. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. In this article research showed that using relationship building techniques instead of physical or mental abuse had better results in obtaining information. When people are being tortured, they feel even if they tell them they will still suffer. In contrast, people who don’t get tortured are more willing to cooperate. In the end showing a friendly manner wins people over.
Schiemann, John W. "Interrogational Torture: Or How Good Guys Get Bad Information With Ugly Methods." Political Research Quarterly 65.1 (2012): 3-19. Academic Search Complete. Web. 08 Feb. 2016. This source explains that torture is actually one of the last methods used when they are interrogating someone since many know that it has a very low success rate. If the person is not willing to cooperate, they go down a list. Many people thought to use the top methods as they are not as immoral. Getting to the end of the list thought means they have nothing else to make the person talk which is why they use
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