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The “war on terrorism” has stimulated a debate over the use of torture to obtain vital information. One school of thought, the consequentialists, finds that there are at least some situations, such as the “ticking bomb,” in which some level of torture is called for. Others, the deontologists,...
Much of the research on correctional officers over the past two decades has focused on job stress, job satisfaction, the job environment, and how demographic variables such as gender, race, health and family conflict influenced stress and job satisfaction. Because correctional staff is such an...
This article discusses the benefits of using a technology-infused instructional module involving undergraduate students in a terrorism course reviewing U.S. extremist and extremist-affiliated Web sites. This assignment resulted in enhanced student academic achievement and improved technological...
A recent increase in the number of threats against judges has led to the wider use of protective details to safeguard the judiciary. By applying content analysis methods to a random sample of news media accounts mentioning protective details for public figures from March 1999 to March 2009, this...
Civil liberties are involved when video surveillance is brought up, and furthermore when the cameras are placed in public areas. Video surveillance cameras are directly linked to avoiding lawsuits, vandalism reduction, and when used in an interrogation, they will cause the offender to confess...
In Turkey, the armed forces play the central role in reconciling the paradoxical societal forces of democracy, authoritarianism, secularism, and Islam. Using the literature on civil–military relations, especially Huntington's theory of objective civilian control, the author attempts to show that...
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