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dc.contributor.advisorDahl, Erik
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Lisa I.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:23Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:23Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45823
dc.description.abstractIncidents of abuse by U.S. service members, even if few and far between, have nearly irreversible impacts on the United States, including straining foreign relations, decreasing public support of U.S. policy, and negating counterterrorism efforts. A lot of research exists to discover why individuals participate in abuse, but little is known why individuals report abuse. This thesis looks at various models and their subcomponent elements from four bodies of literature: psychology; terrorist engagement; terrorist disengagement, deradicalization, and non-radicalization; and gang involvement, to better understand the disparate behavior between abusers and whistleblowers. After extracting applicable elements, a preliminary model to explain the difference between abusers and whistleblowers is formed, and then tested comparatively against two case studies: the My Lai massacre, and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. The preliminary model is then discarded of elements that failed to explain the differences in behavior, leaving a final model. Measures to deter abuse and encourage reporting are then derived from this final model, leaving the reader with an enhanced understanding of not just why individuals participate in abuse, but why, under relatively similar conditions, others actively stop or report the abuse.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acomparativenaly1094545823
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA comparative analysis into U.S. military abuses at the My Lai massacre and Abu Ghraib prison scandalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMatei, Cristiana
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorMy Laien_US
dc.subject.authorAbu Ghraiben_US
dc.subject.authorabuseen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorpsychologyen_US
dc.subject.authorgangsen_US
dc.subject.authorwhistlebloweren_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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