Debility, dependency and dread: On the conceptual and evidentiary dimensions of psychological torture

@article{Cakal2018DebilityDA,
  title={Debility, dependency and dread: On the conceptual and evidentiary dimensions of psychological torture},
  author={Ergun Cakal},
  journal={Torture},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={15-37}
}
Background: Psychological torture is deployed to break and obliterate human resistance, spirit and personality, but it is rarely afforded sufficient attention. Deficiencies in conceptualising, documenting and adjudicating non-physical torture mean that it is frequently left undetected and uncontested by the public, media and the courts, bolstering impunity for its perpetrators. A review of the current literature to map conceptual and evidentiary shortcomings from an inter-disciplinary… Expand
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