Is the name used for a polyglot of various interrogation practise meant to use objects or triggers that are particularly worrisome to the person being questioned, but do not usually leave long-term physical markers (for example feeding a Muslim pork, or Yelling/Spitting in the face of someone, giving them a chair that has one leg short). However, these techniques can occasionally cause mental issues and physical deterioration to the breaking point wherein the person then gets sick later. Developed by various social scientist and doctors (mainly psychologists) hired by or members of the intelligence or military community. Also called “Torture Light” and more properly “Coercive Interrogation Techniques.”
The police used 'light torture' to make the criminal uneasy.
by Valerie Feria-Isacks October 25, 2007