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The Resource Exposing torture : centuries of cruelty, Hal Marcovitz

Exposing torture : centuries of cruelty, Hal Marcovitz

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Exposing torture : centuries of cruelty
Title
Exposing torture
Title remainder
centuries of cruelty
Statement of responsibility
Hal Marcovitz
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Torture. According to Henry Shue, professor of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford in England, "No other practice except slavery is so universally condemned in law and human convention. Yet, unlike slaverytorture is widespread and growing." Why is torture so common' Is it an unavoidable component of human psychology' Exposing Torture tackles these complex questions, delving into the history of torture around the world, from the flayings, burnings, and other methods of torture in ancient societies to the humiliating forms of psychological and sexual torture of the twenty-first century. But is torture an effective means of controlling human behavior' Can it help root out information about terrorism and prevent loss of human life' Over the centuries, many people have supported the point of view that it can, while others vehemently disagree. In this book, readers will examine the ethical and moral dilemmas of torture, while learning more about the international efforts to ensure the humanitarian treatment of individuals in a variety of circumstances. Exposing Torture also delves into the system of international courts and tribunals that work to bring known torturers to trial. Readers will hear from victims of torture who not only survived but sought justice and founded organizations to help other victims. After reading this in-depth examination, readers will be able to make a persuasive argument to answer the question: Is torture ever acceptable'
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Marcovitz, Hal
Dewey number
364.6/7
Index
no index present
Intended audience
7 years and up
LC call number
HV8593
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Torture
  • Crimes against humanity
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Torture
Target audience
primary
Label
Exposing torture : centuries of cruelty, Hal Marcovitz
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Publication
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Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed February 2, 2015)
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is torture? -- The long and terrible history of torture -- Torture in contemporary times -- How can civilized societies condone torture? -- Do victims of torture recover from their wounds? and how? -- Can torture be eliminated from human society?
Control code
903172509
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467763066
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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66d7f89f-dc58-4a29-8356-83963be34a91
Publisher number
EB00591452
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903172509
Label
Exposing torture : centuries of cruelty, Hal Marcovitz
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed February 2, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is torture? -- The long and terrible history of torture -- Torture in contemporary times -- How can civilized societies condone torture? -- Do victims of torture recover from their wounds? and how? -- Can torture be eliminated from human society?
Control code
903172509
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467763066
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
66d7f89f-dc58-4a29-8356-83963be34a91
Publisher number
EB00591452
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903172509

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