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Authors

Stephen Hoffman

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

Popular opinion regarding torture has changed significantly in the wake of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks, with people in affected countries generally becoming more accepting of it as an interrogation tactic. This increase is especially notable where the torture of a few can save the lives of many, particularly where there is little time to pursue other, less-invasive means of interrogation”the so-called ticking bomb scenario. This Article discusses three key ethical theories of torture and compares the legal status of torture in the United States and the European Union, concluding that circumstances may require its use when necessary to save many lives.

First Page

379

Last Page

392

Publication Date

2-1-2013

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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