A utilitarian argument against torture interrogation of terrorists

  title={A utilitarian argument against torture interrogation of terrorists},
  author={Jean Maria Arrigo},
  journal={Science and Engineering Ethics},
Following the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, much support for torture interrogation of terrorists has emerged in the public forum, largely based on the “ticking bomb” scenario. Although deontological and virtue ethics provide incisive arguments against torture, they do not speak directly to scientists and government officials responsible for national security in a utilitarian framework. Drawing from criminology, organizational theory, social psychology, the historical… Expand
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