The Resource Just violence : torture and human rights in the eyes of the police, Rachel Wahl, (ebook)

Just violence : torture and human rights in the eyes of the police, Rachel Wahl, (ebook)

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Just violence : torture and human rights in the eyes of the police
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Just violence
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torture and human rights in the eyes of the police
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Rachel Wahl
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eng
Summary
Police who engage in torture are condemned by human rights activists, the media, and people across the world who shudder at their brutality. Stark revelations about torture by American forces at places like Guantanamo Bay have stoked a fascination with torture and debates about human rights. Yet despite this interest, the public knows little about the officers who actually commit such violence. How do the police understand what they do? How do their beliefs inform their responses to education and activism against torture? Just Violence reveals the moral perspective of perpetrators and how they respond to human rights efforts. Through interviews with law enforcers in India, Rachel Wahl uncovers the beliefs that motivate officers who use and support torture, and how these beliefs shape their responses to international human rights norms. Although on the surface Indian officers' subversion of human rights may seem to be a case of "local culture" resisting global norms, officers see human rights as in keeping with their religious and cultural traditions-and view Western countries as the primary human rights violators. However, the police do not condemn the United States for violations; on the contrary, for Indian police, Guantanamo Bay justifies torture in New Delhi. This book follows the attempts of human rights workers to both persuade and coerce officers into compliance. As Wahl explains, current human rights strategies can undermine each other, leaving the movement with complex dilemmas regarding whether to work with or against perpetrators
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Midwest
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Wahl, Rachel
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364.6/7
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Stanford studies in human rights
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  • Police
  • Police brutality
  • Torture
  • Violence
  • Human rights
  • Public opinion
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adult
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Just violence : torture and human rights in the eyes of the police, Rachel Wahl, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781503601024
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891110
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remote
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11891110
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MWT11891110
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Just violence : torture and human rights in the eyes of the police, Rachel Wahl, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503601024
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891110
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891110
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MWT11891110
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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