The Ethics of Interrogation: Professional Responsibility in an Age of Terror
- Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
- Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 18-07-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
In this volume, ethicist Paul Lauritzen takes on ethical debates about counterterrorism techniques that are increasingly central to US foreign policy and discusses the ramifications for the future of interrogation.
Lauritzen examines how doctors, lawyers, psychologists, military officers, and other professionals addressed the issue of the appropriate limits in interrogating detainees. In the case of each of these professions, a vigorous debate ensued about whether the interrogation policy developed by the Bush administration violated codes of ethics governing professional practice. These codes are critical, according to Lauritzen, because they provide resources for democracies and professionals seeking to balance concerns about safety with civil liberties, while also shaping the character of those within these professional guilds.
This volume argues that some of the techniques used at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere were morally impermissible; nevertheless, the healthy debates that raged among professionals provide hope that we may safeguard human rights and the rule of law more effectively in the future.
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By Anastasia Nahtepa on 29-03-15
A very interesting book
I found this book so interesting that even before I had completely finished it I contacted audible, to send me the link so I could buy the paperback edition from Amazon for ease of note taking. I have learned a lot about what is classed as coercive, abusive and torture techniques that are/have been used whilst interrogating detainees since 9/11. This book is a very valuable additional reading to my Human Rights studies. It was also very well narrated so easy to listen to.