Survival Strategies while Engaging in Deviant Behaviors: The Case of Amateur Waterboarding Torture

  title={Survival Strategies while Engaging in Deviant Behaviors: The Case of Amateur Waterboarding Torture},
  author={Myles Balfe},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  pages={444 - 457}
  • M. Balfe
  • Published 2 April 2020
  • Political Science
  • Deviant Behavior
ABSTRACT This article explores personal management of health related risk in the context of amateur waterboarding torture-in effect, how people manage to ‘survive’ while trying out militarised psychomedical torture tactics for recreational reasons. In particular it examines why ordinary people torture themselves; their understandings of the seriousness of the risks that they are taking; and the strategies that they used to manage risk and ensure survival. 65 amateur waterboarding sessions are… 
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