Abu Ghraib

Key Issue -Abu Ghraib 

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  • Created on: 06-05-14 21:12
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  • Abu Ghraib
    • breech of human rights for Iraqi prisoners
    • 2004 - photos showing US military personnel abusing and torturing Iraqi prisoners
    • 11 junior ranking convicted
    • 2 arguments put forward in court:
      • accused were 'corrupt'
        • personality
      • obeying orders from senior staff
        • situationist
    • explaining the issue
      • relates to MILGRAM agency theory - obeyed orders to cause harm
      • TAJFEL - in and out groups - identify by accepting social norms
      • little evidence that there were direct orders
      • not all were involved - one made photos public
    • Summary
      • no simple explanation
      • explanations from social provide insights into understanding
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