The immorality of physical and psychological torture
1) Standard Delegate
2) Newcastle University Students - Free
Gavin Oxburgh - firstname.lastname@example.org
Britain has traditionally held a defiant response to the threat of terror and even as we face an increasing number of attacks across the world, we are having to learn to cope with grief, loss and violence. Some world leaders (and an increasing number of members of the public) believe that a tougher approach should be taken with suspects of such crimes. Indeed, many believe that the use of torture is effective in eliciting important information that may help the police and security services. However, there are many ethical and philosophical reasons to reject all forms of torture, not least because they breach a person’s human rights, but emerging scientific literature questions the effectiveness of such techniques for consistently eliciting accurate and reliable information.