The Pros And Cons Of Torture

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Imagine you are in a dark room, deprived of sunlight, sleep, and food. You are also beat every day in a enclosed room. This is described as torture, and the government (CIA) allows this just for answers to crimes that people may or may not have committed. Some results of torture are damaging to the body, not just physically, but also mentally. Several torture methods, like waterboarding or electrification, are used. It is not humane because the government has the technology for better interrogation methods, but they didn't use it. Torture can also lead to illnesses like P.T.S.D., which is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Therefore, torture should be banned because it damages the body physically and mentally, it isn’t humane, and it can lead to mental health issues. To begin with, torture can lead to negative impacts on the mind because it causes PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). If the victim of PTSD is not treated correctly, the victim will have anxiety, nightmares, difficulty sleeping, and hallucinations (International Classification…show more content…
Some reason is that they have the technology for a better interrogation,but the government just doesn’t use it. This evidence is supported by the Smithsonianmag. Also, the Cognitive Psychology says that there are more effective methods than just torture to get information. In addition, there was an interview of the PRI and they state that a test was conducted. The test was that a torturer was meeting the needs of the detainee and the test worked! They obtained the information they need. Then they tested this on many facilities meant for torture for a few months and the number of information gained rose by fifty percent. The CIA states that they got answers from the detainees if they treated them nicely.Overall, torture is not humane, because torture can be done in more humane ways like treating them nicely, and using better interrogation
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