Does torture work?

Is interrogational torture effective? What do we mean by 'effective'? How brutal can torture get and still be considered justifiable? In this book, John W. Schiemann adopts game theory in an attempt to answer these questions, walking the reader through the logic of interrogational torture...

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Main Author: Schiemann, John W.,
Other Authors: Oxford Scholarship Online.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
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