Police Psychology: Does Torture Work?
by Gary S. Aumiller, Ph.D. ABPP
If you go on the internet there are hundreds of articles that give you a resounding “No” to this question. They repeat the same material, the same studies and give the same reasons to say torture doesn’t even begin to work and shouldn’t be used. In fact, you are hard pressed to even begin to find one article that says it worked once in the history of man. That bothers me. Why is it even considered if it hasn’t worked once in the entire history of the world? Can’t anyone except Donald Trump say something positive about torture?
Then, you notice every article appears on sites like the NY Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc. Now, I am not the one to complain about “fake news,” but there does seem to be some bias in the newspapers these days, and these papers are always saying “black” when our president says “white.” So, let’s let Inside Police Psychology take a little more of a research look at answering the question “Does Torture Work?” (more…)