Psychological torture techniques: Enhanced interrogation techniques, Sleep deprivation, Hooding, Sensory deprivation

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Sleep Deprivation, Sensory Deprivation, Hooding, Music in Psychological Operations, Five Techniques, White Torture, Mock Execution, Chinese Water Torture, Good Cop/bad Cop, Pride-And-Ego Down, List of Methods of Torture. Excerpt: A reproduction of a Chinese water torture apparatus at ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Sleep Deprivation, Sensory Deprivation, Hooding, Music in Psychological Operations, Five Techniques, White Torture, Mock Execution, Chinese Water Torture, Good Cop/bad Cop, Pride-And-Ego Down, List of Methods of Torture. Excerpt: A reproduction of a Chinese water torture apparatus at Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial Chinese water torture is the popular name for a method of water torture in which water is slowly dripped onto a person's forehead, allegedly driving the restrained victim insane . This form of torture was first described under a different name by Hippolytus de Marsiliis in Italy in the 16th century. Evidence of use There is no evidence that this form of torture was ever used by the Chinese . The popularity of the term "Chinese water torture" may have arisen from Harry Houdini 's Chinese Water Torture Cell (a feat of escapology introduced in Berlin at Circus Busch September 21, 1912; the escape entailed Houdini being bound and suspended upside-down in a locked glass and steel cabinet full to overflowing with water, from which he escaped), together with the Fu Manchu stories of Sax Rohmer that were popular in the 1930s (in which the evil Fu Manchu subjected his victims to various ingenious tortures, such as the wire jacket). Hippolytus de Marsiliis is credited with the invention of a form of water torture. Having observed how drops of water falling one by one on a stone gradually created a hollow, he applied the method to the human body. Other suggestions say that the term, "Chinese Water Torture" was invented merely to grant the method a sense of ominous mystery. The term Spanish water torture is also used in Europe and UK, although this term often refers to a variation of waterboarding used during the Spanish Inquisition : "Victims...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155581095
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/5/2010
  • Pages: 30
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.06 (d)

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