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Sgt. Provance reports that at least one Iraqi 16-year-old was mistreated to put pressure on his father.

… but there is an eyewitness account of the abuse of children at Abu Ghraib to put pressure on their parents. It’s from Sgt. Provance, whose accusations of systematic abuse I linked to earlier. Somehow, I missed this espcially damning detail. But Michael at picked it up, though his link is broken.

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: