John Schiemann on CIA Torture

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s release of the summary of its report on the CIA detention and interrogation program will be important to many Americans. The report alleges that the CIA program was more brutal than previously claimed yet generated little if any useful information.

schiemannA 2011 survey by PublicMind found that most Americans only supported harsh interrogations if they are effective. Nearly two-thirds who thought the methods were effective and justified would withdraw their support if they thought the methods were not effective.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee’s summary speaks directly to this group of Americans and it will be interesting to see how they respond,” said John Schiemann, Associate Professor of Political Science and author of “Interrogational Torture: Or How Good Guys Get Bad Information with Ugly Methods,” appearing in the March 2012 issue of "Political Research Quarterly."

Schiemann discusses the torture report with the media:

Slate's "The Gist," March  8, 2016

WCBS-AM, December 8, 2014.

WCBS-AM, December 8, 2014.

NJTV: FDU professor: Torture doesn’t produce good information, December 9, 2014.

WRRN-TV/Richard French Live: Senate releases torture report – grizzly details respark debate, December 9, 2014.

Huffington Post Politics: Congress tells us what academics already know about torture: It doesn’t work, December 9, 2014.

WCBS-AM, December 9, 2014.

WOKV-AM, December 9, 2014.

KFYI-AM, December 9, 2014.

Inquisitr: Top researchers: ‘Interrogational torture not effective,” December 11, 2014.

Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBello, December 14, 2014.

WFDU, December 14, 2014.

World Science Festival: The game theory against torture, December 17, 2014.

Social Science Space: The social scientist who knew torture wasn't worth the game, December 22, 2014.

SAGE Connection: The social scientist who knew torture wasn't worth the game, January 2, 2015.


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