Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror—a case against Donald Rumsfeld?

  title={Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror—a case against Donald Rumsfeld?},
  author={A. Smeulers and S. V. Niekerk},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
  • A. Smeulers, S. V. Niekerk
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Crime, Law and Social Change
  • The pictures of the inhuman and abusive treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison shocked the world. The authors of this contribution will take a criminological approach to the crimes committed and will show—by using an analytical framework used by organizational criminologists—that the abuse and torture at Abu Ghraib was an inevitable outcome of the War on Terror as launched by the U.S. administration in a reaction to the terrorist attack launched against it. The abuse at Abu… CONTINUE READING
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