Interrogation tactics have long been fascinating, debated, dark, and controversial. You’ve likely seen them in gritty detective movies and tense courtroom dramas. The art of extracting information from individuals comes in countless ways in popular culture. 

But have you ever considered how these methods have evolved? There’s a rich history of interrogation tactics, with strategies ranging from the surprisingly benign to the downright sinister.


In ancient times, methods were often brutal, based on the belief that extracting the truth could only be possible through physical pain or threat. Fast forward to the modern era, and interrogation has become more refined, relying more on psychological manipulation and clever questioning than brute force. 

Yet, despite this progress, the line between ethical and inhumane interrogation tactics is still debated by experts and laypeople alike.