see url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_interrogation_techniques
In an interrogation, or under torture such as enhanced interrogation
techniques, does the interrogated tell you what you want to hear or
tell you the truth...or tell you anything of substance at all, apart
from feeling fear, pain or numb.
Interesting, but long scientific article on the difference between
interviews and interrogations. Gets better results than waterboarding
and torture or putting individuals under pressure. Now being used by
Counter-Terrorism, here in the UK and also by other law enforcement
agencies, instead of the brutal techniques used against the IRA and
other such suspected criminals in the past. Getting to the truth is
more important than satisfying the ego of the interrogator in proving
that he/she is the better citizen or human being than the interviewee.
We have come a long way from the two crazy US psychologists who did so
much harm to the work of the CIA and law enforcement in the late 20th
century. Still, knowing human nature, the old ideas always creep back,
and motivations other than establishing the truth take hold, revenge,
retaliation and such like.