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Torture Ethics Case Study/Critical Analysis

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Your primary objective is to analyze and interpret an ethics' case study and apply critical thinking to best interpret main case issues, and their resolution in light of the facts provided. Please, follow the next instructions:
1. Quickly read the case. Get a feel for the content and the information that needs to be analyzed. Focus on the first few and last few paragraphs which often provide strong insights into the problem(s) and issue(s).
2. Read the case very carefully. Try to put yourself in the shoes of the person(s) involved and develop a sense of involvement in the issue(s).
3. Note the key problem areas.
4. Note all relevant facts for each problem area.
5. Logically derive a set of conclusions/responses to the questions that focus on the key issue(s).
6. Write a minimum 5 pages double spaces case study critical analysis' essay


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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you once again for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. It is a tutorial module specifically written for the problem you are encountering difficulties with. All the discussions in it stem from a number of ethical perspectives that as a criminology and philosophy student, you should by now be familiar with. When you put together your final paper, you must include your knowledge of the policies you have in place, what choices you feel is most justified and what justifies them. In the end, it should contain your own moral opinion;base them on your experiences also if you can. NY was the site of 9-11 and the devastation left of that tragedy is something one just can't forget. What was the public opinion then and now? You could include that also. If you have any questions regarding this solution, you can use the listed references for further research. A word version of this solution is attached as a word document for easy printing. Good luck with your studies.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones


Torture and Ethics

The scenario is a familiar scenario in that it appears as among the greatest fears of peoples and cities in the free world. The indiscriminate killing and murder of millions due to the radical agenda of new terrorism via the most violent of deaths (i.e. IEDs, high-yield bombs) had repeated itself over and again in the last few years killing hundreds of thousands all over the world - the loss of lives: women, children, the elderly is just among its many tragic results. The political and social effect of a deadly terror attack (including trauma and stigma) leaves it mark on society for years to come. Perhaps the most infamous terror attack on American Soil was 9-11, an act of radical extremism by the terror group Al Qaeda claiming the attack and mass killing in the US to coerce and instil fear upon their perceived enemy - the West, as they believe that the West merits Jihad - the total wiping out of any other religion other that their own Sunni-Islam views. In this case however, the nature and root f the terrorist's cause is not presented. It could be that the man captured is a pathological/criminal terrorist wherein the act of inflicting violence and fear upon the city of Seattle is the goal itself. The threat certainly appears credible because of the established patterns of terror execution and violence. Note -
"Over the past six weeks there had been a series of unsolved small bombings around Northwest Washington, and before each incident this same person (or at least a person with voice patterns that were similar to, or the same as, this one) had called and announced approximately where it would explode. The bombings had always proceeded just as the caller had predicted, and the more recent explosions been getting progressively larger. Today's bomb, however, was the first one of anywhere near this magnitude. The Seattle Times had notified the city police, the King County Sheriff's office, the FBI, the CIA, and FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) of the threat. These agencies had spent most of the morning searching for the bomb and the bomber."

The man captured appears to be the bomber but all interrogation techniques employed came to naught. FEMA reported that to evacuate the entire area that would be affected by the nuclear device in downtown Seattle is impossible - there will, if law enforcement fails to locate and disarm the bomb - be deaths ...

Solution Summary

The soltuion is an extensive 2,093-word tutorial module that explores, analyzes and interprets the attached ethics case on torture. Key problem areas are discussed given detail via relevant facts. Conclusions and opinions are also provided on the ethics issue in question. References are listed for further studies. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and digital use.