Undoubtedly, militaries around the world train individuals to do extremely violent things to other humans. Often times transitioning away from a high tempo, hyper violent environment back to civilian life is a difficult process. William C. Gentry, a San Diego County prosecutor was once quoted saying “You are unleashing certain things in a human being we don’t allow in civic society, and getting it all back in the box can be difficult for some people.” Andrew Chambers is a veteran who had such problems adjusting. During a night out with some friends, Chambers severely beat someone who had pulled out a knife during an argument. At his trial the judge said to him, “Mr.
• Denial of the right to liberty and security in the political prison camps The denial of the right to liberty and security and other human rights violations are particularly blatant in political prison camps. Political prison camps (kwan-li-so) are the final destination of those suspected of being politically, ideologically or economically subversive to the system. Kwanli-so are operated by the Ministry of State Security and the SSD. The Government has recently started acknowledging the existence of these camps, even though they are well-known and dreaded by ordinary citizens for being often places of no return, as victims imprisoned there have nearly no chance to ever be released. Four political prison camps are known to exist; smaller
Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not. Thomas Hobbes felt that if there were no contract then people would just act on instinct- rape, pillage etc- human beings in their natural state are inclined to war and distrust. There is a reason why we have the prison system, so that criminals pay for their actions and to protect the people. He states he has a wife that is expecting and two kids on the way. If he is a good and harmless guy as he states he is then it would never cross his mind to being involved in an
PZ: The reason I wrote the book was because of Abu Ghraib. A couple of years ago all of us saw those horrendous images of American soldiers abusing detainees. At the time, the Bush administration and the military were saying, "This is the work of a few bad soldiers, it's not systemic." WM: And your studies show that, in fact, it is
Another example of Hammurabi’s unnecessary harshness, was the law stating that if a man has broken into another’s house he shall be put to death by piercing him or hanging him in the hole which he made in the house (doc D, law 21). His code of laws is unjust because of the needless, abusive punishments. In addition, Hammurabi did not
It’s been well documented that these children have used guns and war tactics, and committed various illegal and illicit acts of violence. However, what they’ve done doesn 't come with the fact that child soldiers live with rugged conditions, drugs, the influence of others. Even though some people believe that child soldier’s shouldn’t be given amnesty, overall, it becomes clear that these children should be given amnesty because many adults influence their actions, they live in inferior conditions, and children who enlist as child soldiers enlist for multiple reasons other than violence. First, in many areas, it can be clearly seen that child soldiers are influenced by their superiors. No one is ever born dangerous, it’s always their parents and environment that shape a child into who they are.
Now, the people who commit the crimes know very well they are deserving of their jail time, however, many of them, unfortunately, are subject to experience some anomalies they did not bargain for-poor or even harsh treatment and ultimately, a change in their person, mentally. In Etheridge Knight’s “Hard Rock Returns to Prison” it is exemplified that some people can go through a metamorphosis from one echelon of being an outsider to another, but nonetheless never losing the title. After being in the slammer for a while Hard Rock was taken away for treatment of his
Throughout history, many tyrants have ruled without mercy, spreading their merciless regimes across countries that never wanted them in the first place. Often, the leaders of such grovernments, if they can be called that, have abused their power, and taken liberties with their people for no better reason than that they can. The stark reality of living in such conditions is shown in The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini’s novel provides a firsthand account of Afghanistan at the height of Taliban power, and all the atrocities that occured therin. In one later passage, Hosseini describes a stoning at halftime of a soccer game.
Lastly, similar to Iran, brutal methods of torture and persecution were relied upon. Anyone who even posed interference with the maintenance of the Party’s absolute rule was tortured until their loyalty to Big Brother was unquestionable and reintegrated into society. This is not unlike Iran, under Saddam Hussein’s rule, as Saddam Hussein relied on torture to reaffirm beliefs of the government and only once that was accomplished could prisoners walk
The Abu Ghraib abuse is a real life example of what had happened in the experiment. American soldiers in the 2003 Iraq war trapped prisoners in detention sites which resulted in the American soldiers playing a role of prison guards. The soliders got so hooked to their roles of guards that they started abusing the prisoners. The violations included torture, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and murder. This just proves Zimbardo’s studies were true, that we all believe we are good but people can change due to influence and power.
These camps were believed to be a place where even the Devil wouldn’t dare go. The POW camps were created in order to hold captured enemy personnel during war. They were known as POWs. They were not regulated by officials and were known as torture camps. The POWs became working slaves and were used to obtain information, usually done through violent interrogation.
Even if those claims made by Calley about the massacre were incorrect, since international law and the military code of conduct expressly forbade the killing of civilians, it was still the responsibility of the chain of command to ensure that Calley knew those policies. (Bodenner) It said that by covering up the deaths of all but 20 civilians, but the officers hid a much greater war crime. The commissioner did not learn what Seymour Hersh discovered later; U.S. officers in South Vietnam destroyed papers describing the massacre.
Winston’s capitulation was the result of extreme physical and mental torture. He was beaten, starved, and tortured by O’Brien. Eventually, he admitted to things he didn’t even do as well as becoming a true believer in Big Brother. First, he was interrogated endlessly to confess his crimes, even if he did not do them. Then, he was taken to a room where there was no darkness and strapped to a machine.
From 1896 up until 1995 the Holmesburg Prison in Pennsylvania was in constant use. Much of the history at Holmesburg’s contains instances of rioting, murder, rape and even medical experimentation. Most prisons claim some violence in their past but Holmesburg’s borders on barbaric. Maybe this strong negative energy is what keeps the ghosts of Holmesburg Prison so active. There was a hunger strike held in 1938.
Because the men had seen so much in Vietnam and because of how the war was fought (Guerrilla warfare), they had little to no remorse when gunning down children and woman. They were so tired of fighting the “unknown enemy,” this can be seen in the soldier 's testimonies, “I didn’t discriminate between individuals in the village, sir. They were all the enemy, they were to be destroyed, sir.” (141) However, John never intended to kill the innocent. He saw the same soldiers that he fought with for the past few months brutally massacring the villagers that were trying to flee for their lives. This was the climax of the war for John, he would forever be changed by what he saw in My Lai and would take many months in order to get over what happened.