Behavioral Science Consultation Team

Behavioral Science Consultation Team

The Department of Defense authorized Behavioral Science Consultation Teams to study the captives it holds in extrajudicial detention.cite news
url=http://www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil/wire/WirePDF/issue48v8.pdf#4
title=Hard work of BSCT validated by peers
page=4
publisher=The Wire (JTF-GTMO)
author=Shanita Simmons
date=Friday January 4 2008
accessdate=2008-02-10
]

The teams are controversial because some critics consider their participation in what is called enhanced interrogation of detainees in the war on terror a breach of medical ethics.cite news
url=http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/07/torture200707?printable=true&currentPage=all
title=The War on Terror: Rorschach and Awe
page=
pages=
publisher=Vanity Fair magazine
author=Katherine Eban
date=July 17, 2007
accessdate=2008-03-02
quote=
] Such was the consternation of the American Psychological Association that it released the "Reaffirmation of the American Psychological Association Position Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and Its Application to Individuals Defined in the United States Code as “Enemy Combatants" to make clear that any torture and other cruel, Inhuman, or degrading treatment was unethical, whatever the situation.cite news
url=http://www.apa.org/governance/resolutions/notorture0807.html
title=Reaffirmation of the American Psychological Association Position Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and Its Application to Individuals Defined in the United States Code as “Enemy Combatants”
page=
pages=
publisher=American Psychological Association
author=
date=August 19, 2007
accessdate=2008-03-02
quote=
]

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