- Title Pages
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- 1 Interrogating Torture
- 2 Dangerous Torment
- 3 Benchmarking Interrogational Torture
- 4 A Quixotic Model of Interrogational Torture
- 5 A Realistic Model of Interrogational Torture
- 6 A Brutal Logic
- 7 A Matter of Calculation
- 8 Surprise Torture
- 9 Ambiguous Information and False Confirmation
- 10 Valuable Information, Selective Torture
- 11 Torturing Innocents, Resisting Torture
- 12 Torture’s Garden
- 13 Torture’s Confession
- 14 Postscript
- Appendix A The RIT Model
- Appendix B Comparative Statics Analysis
- Appendix C Observations and Propositions
- (p.211) 13 Torture’s Confession
- Does Torture Work?
John W. Schiemann
- Oxford University Press
Having established that interrogational torture fails, this chapter discusses some of the policy implications of that failure. It also draws on the implications, trade-offs, and paradoxes identified earlier to explore just why and how it fails. The chapter also discusses the role of formal models in political philosophy, drawing on John Stuart Mill as well as a more modern conceptualization of the use of formal models.
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