Torture and the military profession

From the Publisher: The military claims to be an honourable profession, yet military torture is widespread. Why is the military violating its own values? Jessica Wolfendale argues that the prevalence of military torture is linked to military training methods that cultivate the psychological dispos...

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Main Author: Wolfendale, Jessica (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Basingstoke [u.a.] Palgrave Macmillan 2007
Edition:1. publ.
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Summary:From the Publisher: The military claims to be an honourable profession, yet military torture is widespread. Why is the military violating its own values? Jessica Wolfendale argues that the prevalence of military torture is linked to military training methods that cultivate the psychological dispositions connected to crimes of obedience. While these methods are used, the military has no credible claim to professional status. Combating torture requires that we radically rethink the nature of the military profession and military training
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index. - Formerly CIP
Physical Description:VIII, 249 S. 23cm
ISBN:0230001823
9780230001824