The Stanford prison experiment, SPE. was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted at Stanford University from August 14 to August 20, 1971, by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo.
Now according to complaint being considered by the International Criminal Court presents real life evidence of the
systematic use of brutal violence, that at times resulted in the death of detainees, while in the custody of UK Services Personnel.A devastating 250-page dossier, detailing allegations of beatings, electrocution, mock executions and sexual assault, has been presented to the International Criminal Court, and could result in some of Britain's leading defence figures facing prosecution for "systematic" war crimes.
General Sir Peter Wall, the head of the British Army; former defence secretary Geoff Hoon; and former defence minister Adam Ingram are among those named in the report, entitled The Responsibility of UK Officials for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008.
there is evidence of brutality combined with cruelty and forms of sadism, including sexual abuse, and sexual and religious humiliation". It points to the widespread use of `hooding´, forcing people to remain in painful `stress positions´, sleep deprivation, noise bombardment and deprivation of food and water.These interrogation techniques were used by British soldiers in Northern Ireland before being banned in 1972.