The Chilling Torture at Abu Ghraib Prison Essay

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When the news of torture at Abu Ghraib prison broke in early 2004 during the “global war on terror,” much of the public was outraged and did not know how to react. Heavy debate began over the issue and media reporters on the issues took sides. Many books were written about the subject. The conservatives attempted to downsize the issues and take the side that it was simply ‘bored’ and ‘tense’ soldiers trying to blow off a little steam with horseplay. However, the photographs that surface said quite differently. Naked photographs of prisoners engaged in simulated sexual acts, deceased prisoners in sexual poses and prisoners tied up and left for dead tell the chilling story of the terror and torture behind the prison walls. Did the US do …show more content…

I feel as though these are not the isolated actions of a few “bad apples,” but rather is carefully laid out and systematic torture. This war was kick started to overthrow the rain and restore democracy in Iraq. This was a war for human rights of Iraqi people. Marxist criminology is just one of the criminological schools. It is very much centered on the work of structural functionalism criminologists and parallels it very closely on the focus of what produces ‘stability and continuity in society.’ However, it is different in the approach in the sense that it looks at a predestined ‘political philosophy.’ Marxists focus on why things change and are quick to identify what disrupts life in industrialized nations. They describe how society is divided up into slices and how slices of the pie include power, wealth, prestige, and the perceptions of the world. Most theories of crime tend to be ‘ahistorical.’ “They do not treat the question of how the material conditions of society and crime evolve together as relevant to the study of crime” (Chambliss, 1974, page 25). For Marxists this is a problem because ahistorical theories fail to link the phenomenon under investigation – in this case, crime. Ahistorical theories attempt to reason that crime occurs outside of social systems and is something that develops on its own. Two important elements develop

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