DePaul University Dean Gerald Koocher and Torture.
Chicago's Catholic DePaul University's dean: Gerald Koocher, has been widely condemned for his role in assisting the Department of Defense in making rules that allowed for doctors to devise and implement torture.
Senior APA officials -- principally then-ethics director Stephen Behnke, as well as then-president Ron Levant, and then-president-elect Gerald Koocher -- plotted with key DOD officials to have the APA issue loose ethical guidelines that allowed psychologists to participate in detainee interrogations and that did not "constrain DoD in any greater fashion than existing DoD interrogation guidelines."
• The principal motive for the APA's actions in issuing the 2005 guidelines was "to align APA and curry favor with DoD." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-carome-md/outrage-of-the-month-lead_b_7897836.html
No one at Chicago's Catholic University, DePaul, seems to either know, or to care about dean GERALD KOOCHER's role in assisting the U.S. government to conduct torture. Please contact them.
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