The Myth of "Torture Lite" [Excerpt]
Although the term "torture lite" is frequently used to distinguish between physically mutilating torture and certain interrogation methods that are supposedly less severe, the distinction is not recognized in international law.
Author(s): Jessica Wolfendale
"Torture Lite": A Response [Excerpt]
A morally significant distinction between full torture and torture lite, says Sussman, would attend to the role that fear and hope play in the experience. Full torture would thus be treatment that aims to make its victim feel absolutely vulnerable and utterly powerless.
Author(s): David Sussman