To further your thinking about the assigned readings regarding specialized criminal justice issues (Chapter 14), a discussion prompt is provided below. First, compose a minimum of 100 words in response to the questions. Second, save the work to your hard drive, and then, post your response here in Canvas. Next, read the responses provided by your classmates and compose a 100-word minimum critical response to 1 classmate’s post.(I will provide you the classmate’s post to respond to right after you deliver the answers of the questions because it will be available after I post my answer)
Finally, if you pull additional information from a source (internet, book, article, journal article) to develop your response, please be sure to cite it appropriately in APA format. Below is an example to follow for a journal article. This includes the authors’ names, year of publication, title of the article, the name of the journal in italics, the volume number of the journal in italics, and the issue number in parentheses, followed by the page number range:
Although most people loathe the thought of torturing anyone, some experts argue that torture can sometimes be justified in what is called a “ticking time bomb scenario.” This could involve a captured terrorist who knew the whereabouts of a dangerous explosive device that was set to go off and kill thousands of innocent people. Opponents of torture, however, believe that even imminent danger does not justify state violence.
Answer, is it ethical to use torture in order to save thousands of lives? Is it ethical to use torture on someone who is only a suspect and not yet convicted in a court of law?
Additional information on the “ticking time bomb scenario:“
Journal article example:
Sampson, R. J., & Laub, J. H. (2005). A life-course view of the development of crime. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 602(1), 12-45.
Web Document or Report example:
Kaste, M. (January, 2016). California cops frustrated with “Catch-and-Release” crime fighting. Retrieved from: https://www.npr.org/2016/01/22/463210910/california-cops-frustrated-with-catch-and-release-crime-fightin (Links to an external site.)