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Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People

The Dynamics of Torture

by John Conroy

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Knopf .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political persecution,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights,
  • Political Repression,
  • Treatment Of Offenders,
  • Social Work,
  • Social Science,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Human Rights,
  • Modern - 20th Century,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights,
  • History / Modern / 20th Century,
  • Torture,
  • Civics & Citizenship,
  • Case studies,
  • Police brutality

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7698709M
    ISBN 100679419187
    ISBN 109780679419181

    Conroy – Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People $ A compelling investigation of three incidents of torture in the Western world and what they tell us about how ordinary people can become torturers, about the rationalizations societies adopt to justify torture, about . Request PDF | On Jan 1, , John Conroy and others published Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: the Dynamics of Torture | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.

      John Conroy is a senior investigator at the Better Government Association in Chicago and the author of Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture, a book that deals in part with the Burge scandal. He can be contacted at [email protected] or () Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture, by John Conroy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, ) Review by Adam Jones Published in Human Rights Review, 2: 3 (April-June ).

    Much of his coverage of the issue can be found in his book, "Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People" and in the Chicago Reader's John Conroy Archive John Conroy was instrumental in exposing the. "[T]he narrative sometimes gets lost in the relentless tide of personal testimony As a well-researched journalistic reminder that democracies are not immune to brutality, the book is a success; as political or social analysis, it falls short." First Chapter: 'Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People'.


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Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture. In Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People John Conroy examines how an ordinary person becomes a torturer, what happens to people who become torture victims, and why societies rarely punish torturers.

He does this through interviews with former torturers and victims, but primarily by extensive reporting of three case studies. John Conroy, a journalist known for his Belfast Diary, on the troubles of the Irish, attempts to answer this question in Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics Of Torture (Knopf, ).

In Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People, John Conroy painstakingly and powerfully investigates three incidents of torture in different parts of what most would consider the civilized world: A British military interrogation of supposed IRA members in Northern Ireland, two separate Israeli raids into Palestine, and the questioning of a black murder suspect by Chicago policemen are each examined in Author: John Krewson.

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