Torture is it an unethical form of punishment way of interrogations and what philosophy

February 3, 2016, 11:50 pm

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The debate "Torture is it an unethical form of punishment way of interrogations and what philosophy" was started by MrShine on February 3, 2016, 11:50 pm. 15 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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MrShine, PsychDave, futuremaster, ProudAmerican888, debateisgreat, llemponen, Freyja, meduka and 7 visitors agree.
franciscotrejo and 4 visitors disagree.

Torture is typically used to punish crimes and deter others from committing similar offences. As punishment, it is certainly effective. As a detergent, I have never actually seen any studies that show it to be effective. That doesn't mean they don't exist, but if so I haven't encountered them.

In trying to retrieve information, torture is woefully ineffective. People will eventually break and tell you what you want to know, but that is the problem. They will tell you whatever they think you want to hear instead of telling the truth. By the time people reach the state where they will tell you what you want to know, they are willing to say whatever it takes to make the pain stop. That is why so many people confess the crimes they didn't commit under torture.

3 years, 8 months ago

not going to lie, I have a college project on this for a criminal justice class, and I plan on using people's arguments to get a sense of direction. While I might be able to advocate for a side, I do need to present both, and will have to research for vetted sources. Not saying I am not going to do research or plan on asking others how to do it, but an outside thought or two wouldn't hurt, especially in improving grades.

3 years, 8 months ago
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