Torture: Integrative Chapter

Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


In the 1970s, Shue (1978) noted that torture was both contrary to international law and, like slavery, generally universally condemned. Shue noted, however, that although slavery was in decline, the use of torture was growing. Even governments widely viewed as civilized were utilizing torture as part of policy. Torture in the context of war is not new and reference to such behaviors date back to medieval times and before (Rosemann 2006). However, in the last 100 years, attempts have been made to define and prevent torture in times of both war and peace.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BostonUSA
  2. 2.Psychology DepartmentSuffolk UniversityBostonUSA

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