Cops Are Abandoning Their Favorite Interrogation Technique Because It Doesn't Work
Claustrophobic rooms and the presumption of guilt have been accepted practice for decades—and a staple of shows like 'Law and Order.' But actual cops are changing their ways.
A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police
James Duane says you shouldn't say anything to a cop for any reason, you shouldn't plead the Fifth, and you shouldn't stay silent. So what should you do?
A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds
Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).
Why Police Interrogations Lead to So Many False Confessions
'Making a Murderer' subject Brenden Dassey's confession, which a judge ruled was unlawfully coerced, demonstrates the sometimes dishonest lengths interrogators will go to to extract admissions of guilt.
What It Was Like to Be an Abu Ghraib Interrogator
An excerpt from <i>Consequence</i>, a new memoir from a former interrogator about torture and its aftermath.
Uncovering the Secret Locations Where the US Government Illegally Interrogates Its Captives
A conversation with the authors behind a new book about the covert "extraordinary rendition" system operated by the United States in the years after the September 11 attacks.
Beating Yourself Up to Get Out of an Arrest Is a Bad Plan
A video camera captured a man in Oregon giving himself two black eyes in a jail cell before claiming the cops were responsible.
The Scientists Trying to End Torture
A collection of research has been published to improve interrogation techniques and outline ethical best practices for the US government.
What We Can Learn From Hicks vs. Brandis
David Hicks, a former detainee of Guantanamo Bay, heckled Federal Attorney-General George Brandis at a Human Rights Award ceremony in Sydney.
A Brief History of Acid Spikings
That Florida family who bought Walmart steaks with acid in them just found out they'll probably never find the culprit. Stories about involuntary LSD trips rarely end well, or even cleanly.
The CIA Used Artificial Intelligence to Interrogate Its Own Agents in the 80s
Newly declassified documents show that the spy agency had grand plans for computerized interrogation.
Nazis Were Once Tortured in the Heart of Kensington, London
Today, the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea are not places for riffraff tourists like you. It's for sultans, sheikhs, and oligarchs. But did you know it used to be home to a gargantuan torture facility? There the British subjected captured...