Project Syndicate Article: Why Torture Doesn’t Work

I have an article up on the Project Syndicate platform.

Opening para:

DUBLIN – Interrogation is far too important to be left to amateurs. Obtaining actionable and reliable intelligence can be crucial to activities ranging from everyday law enforcement to preventing acts of terror. That’s why interrogation techniques should be based on brain and behavioral sciences, not on the fevered imaginings of Hollywood producers that are believed by politicians, supported by lawyers, and carried out by amateur torturers.

There’s loads of great articles on the Project Syndicate website, by a whole roster of interesting writers.

PS: Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation (Amazon) or from Harvard University Press.

Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist

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