Larry C. James
Larry C. James is an American psychologist, author and former officer in the United States Army. James is notable for serving as Joint Task Force Guantanamo's chief psychologist in 2003, and as Abu Ghraib's chief psychologist in 2004.
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Post Military career
James has also served on the Presidential Task Force on Military Deployment Services for Youth, Families and Service Members.
In 2008 he published a memoir, entitled: "Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib". A review in the Brooklyn Rail described the book as James's defense against insinuations he was a "torture shrink", and noted:
- James admits that in 2002, the year before his tenure at Guantanamo, a team of CIA psychologists came to Cuba to train soldiers in harsh interrogation methods. But by James’ account, the whole point of his mission at Guantanamo, and then at Abu Ghraib, was to reverse the culture of abuse that resulted.
Trudy Bond, another psychologist, requested in 2008 that the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists review the ethics of James' work in Guantanamo. When the board dismissed Bond's complaint she requested the Board's actions be reviewed. State District Judge Mike Caldwell ruled he didn't have jurisdiction over the Board. Bond is considering appealing Caldwell's decision.
- Rollo Romig (September 2008). "The Mind of Torture: Larry C. James, Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib (Grand Central Publishing, 2008)". Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- Mary Nevans-Pederson (2008-11-29). "'Fixing Hell' no easy trick". TH Online. Retrieved 2008-11-29. mirror
- "American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security". Archived from the original on 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- "Psychological Needs Of Military Personnel And Their Families Are Increasing, Reports Task Force". Science Daily. February 26, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- Stephanie Gottschlich (March 14, 2008). "Military psychologist is selected dean at WSU school". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- Joe Gyan Jr. (2009-07-14). "Judge: Ruling on Guantanamo psychologist can’t be appealed". The Advocate. p. 5B. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- Top Bush-era GITMO and Abu Ghraib psychologist is WH's newest appointment Glenn Greenwald
- Human rights group wants Wright State psychology dean’s license revoked
- Testimony of Colonel Larry C. James
- "Larry James". The Center for Torture Accountability. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
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