Abu Ghraib in a nutshell

They opened the door to a little bit of torture, and a whole lot of torture walked through.

— Carroll Bogert of Human Rights Watch, quoted in Newsweek.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Abu Ghraib in a nutshell”

  1. Lie Down With Dogs, Etc., Etc.

    Lots of bloggers have been following what's going on at Abu Ghraib. Kevin Drum has been reading the news sources and has an excellent set of links here and Mark Kleiman has a number of good posts as well as

  2. Lie Down With Dogs, Etc., Etc.

    Lots of bloggers have been following what’s going on at Abu Ghraib. Kevin Drum has been reading the news sources and has an excellent set of links here and Mark Kleiman has a number of good posts as well as

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