what are the positive and negitive effects of torture?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The positive effects are you get the information you want.

    The negative effects are that the recipient feels pain.

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  • Pain is subjective... Torture can accomplish what diplomacy cannot. Aside from the obvious mental and physical anguish often accompanied by torture, there are much deeper psychological markers. Although these practices are not sanctioned by some governments, they are still the most effective way in which to extract information when all other methods have failed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on the kind of torture

    People who are torturing others are getting reinforced by watching those they abuse. Maybe they enjoy seeing others in pain and thus are more likely to engage in the act.

    Those tortured are subject to many outcomes, including health problems, psychological problems and so forth

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  • douds
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    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well the negative is that people will say whatever they think the torturer wants to hear in order to make the torture stop. It then becomes uncredible "evidence".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The positive effect is it works.

    The negative effect is we have to put up with the ACLU.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Positive: it gets results!

    Negaitive: it hurts

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