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Prof. Erin Kearns on Torture
October 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday October 7th— 6-7:30 pm
At the Dayton Peace Museum-Free Event!
“Tortured Logic: Why Americans Support Torture in Counterterrorism”
Nearly half of the American public thinks that torture can be acceptable in counterterrorism. In contrast, research and experts overwhelmingly show that torture is ineffective. Yet, much of the general public appears unconvinced. Why do some people support torture—and under what conditions—while others do not support the practice?
We use a series of experiments to text factors that push or pull support for torture among the American public. Professor Kearns will be sharing findings of this study during her talk.