Collaboration and Argument Torture Paper
Tanya Finney, Dawn Muniz, Melissa Shires, Joseph Stewart, Michael Terrance
November 11, 2011
Latasha Bates

Part I.
Torture is defined as the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty. Torture has long been seen as a horrendous barbaric practice. Pinpointing the exact date that torture was invented is impossible. Many debates and theories have been attempted; however, the closest conclusion has set Tarquinius Superbus, the tyrannical last king of Rome, as the inventor.   Although the Greeks employed torture in their society no philosophy or law has been discussed and/or found. Henceforth,   the Roman jurisprudence was the first found, and ultimately the only individual to establish the invention.
Since the beginning of time, torture has been utilized as a detrimental way to gather information from   unwilling patrons who hold their secrets so dear. Torture has been described as: a means to inflict pain on someone and as a means to obtain valuable information for the higher constitution of what is believed to be ‘the greater good.” Although, with the invention of modern weapons, humans have taken torture to a whole new level. Excruciating ways of inflicting pain, but not inciting death has become crucial. Even though torture is widely used throughout the world it is not an effective way to get information. Modernized countries do not practice open torture methods. These “modernized” countries have incited new creative torture methods that appear to lead to cooperation of the victims.
The best documented time that torture was prevalent was during the middle ages. Some types of torture methods that were used were tongue removal, castration, starvation, bone cracking and limb removal, as well as, many others. The instruments that were used are as listed: The Rack, The Wheel, The Maiden, and a plethora of others. One...