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Since America was attacked by terrorists on 9/11, the use of torture for counterterrorism tactics has become a highly-debated issue. Approximately half of adults in the United States believe torture is effective in stopping a terrorist threat, said Dr. Casey Delehanty, assistant professor of political science at Gardner-Webb University. However, many interrogation professionals disagree and maintain that torture is often counterproductive.
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Office of University Communications, "GWU’s Dr. Casey Delehanty Co-authors Study on Prevalence of Torture in U.S. Movies" (2019). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 276.