Robert Pallitto is an associate professor of political science at Seton Hall University and a former trial attorney. He is the editor ofTorture and State Violence in the United States (2011). Laura Melendez-Pallitto is director of the Center for Community Research and Engagement at Seton Hall University and has practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist. She is researching the science and ethics of interrogation research. They are both contributors to Foreign Policy In Focus.