Posted: Nov 25, 2017 10:16 am
by zoon
Keep It Real wrote:
A teenager who killed seven-year-old Katie Rough has been detained for life and ordered to serve a minimum term of five years.

So the perpetrator thought people were robots. If she'd have spent the night in a sensory deprivation repping jail cell before the incident perhaps she would have thought twice before assaulting the little girl. Sad story.

The teenager in question appears to have had serious mental health problems for about a year before the stabbing; I would expect that putting her in a sensory deprivation cell for a night, before she had committed any crime, would have been at least as likely to send her over the edge more quickly.

Forced sensory deprivation tends to be regarded as illegal, amounting to torture:

Wikipedia wrote:Short-term sessions of sensory deprivation are described as relaxing and conducive to meditation; however, extended or forced sensory deprivation can result in extreme anxiety, hallucinations,[2] bizarre thoughts, and depression.[3]

A related phenomenon is perceptual deprivation, also called the ganzfeld effect. In this case a constant uniform stimulus is used instead of attempting to remove the stimuli; this leads to effects which have similarities to sensory deprivation.[4]

Sensory deprivation techniques were developed by some of the armed forces within NATO, as a means of interrogating prisoners within international treaty obligations.[5] The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the use of the five techniques by British security forces in Northern Ireland amounted to a practice of inhumane and degrading treatment.