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17th Sep '17 9:48:26 AM nombretomado
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Two character types on whom Perp Sweating almost never works include TheSociopath and people with AspergersSyndrome: two totally different types of people, both on different levels of communication than you. TheSociopath will be two steps ahead of you and retaliate with a HannibalLecture. A person with Aspergers will be seven or eight steps behind (or ahead, if they are high functioning), and get confused by subtle questions, annoyed by a GoodCopBadCop routine, and clam up if you start lying to them. The savvy ones will BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible to get back at you. Either way you're going to have to rethink your techniques with them.

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Two character types on whom Perp Sweating almost never works include TheSociopath and people with AspergersSyndrome: UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome: two totally different types of people, both on different levels of communication than you. TheSociopath will be two steps ahead of you and retaliate with a HannibalLecture. A person with Aspergers will be seven or eight steps behind (or ahead, if they are high functioning), and get confused by subtle questions, annoyed by a GoodCopBadCop routine, and clam up if you start lying to them. The savvy ones will BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible to get back at you. Either way you're going to have to rethink your techniques with them.
8th Sep '17 9:16:54 PM eowynjedi
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* Subverted in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' when Terry, desperate to join his wife as she gives birth, ominously asks for a few minutes alone with the man they're interrogating. Cut to him tearfully imploring the man to give up the names so that he doesn't miss the birth of his child. The man starts crying too and agrees.
29th Aug '17 10:10:13 PM PaulA
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* In ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'', Yayoi is subjected to this treatment by unseen superiors in her own anti-demon MenInBlack agency after they learn that she's been hiring a vampire to help crack cases.

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* In ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'', Yayoi is subjected to this treatment by unseen superiors in her own anti-demon MenInBlack [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] agency after they learn that she's been hiring a vampire to help crack cases.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' short "Jack-Jack Attack" starts with a black screen with Kari's voice complaining that it's too dark. Suddenly a light gets shone in her eyes by [[MenInBlack Rick Dicker]]. "Wow, and now it's too bright!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' short "Jack-Jack Attack" starts with a black screen with Kari's voice complaining that it's too dark. Suddenly a light gets shone in her eyes by [[MenInBlack [[TheMenInBlack Rick Dicker]]. "Wow, and now it's too bright!"
7th Jul '17 4:18:31 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] does this to [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack the duck]] while trying to get him to confess to a crime he obviously didn't commit. In order to be more cruel, he turns up the lights so much that they actually burn Quack Quack, and then he decides to slam him on the head with a book each time he claims to not be guilty.
28th Jun '17 2:51:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Subverted/Inverted/Monkeywrenched in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when they had the killer, but they need to find his latest kidnap victim before she runs out of air. He's GenreSavvy, doesn't drink anything (can't get DNA), doesn't need to poop (can't "trade" him a bathroom break for info), doesn't give them any information, can't be intimidated by even Elliot's best efforts, and they can only hold him for so long. He's a copycat killer, so when TheProfiler Dr. Huang looks at his crimes, he realized that the victims--who, like the original killer, were all mothers--were never raped. They bring in his mother, who reveals that he's a disappointment to her, and he's afraid of the dark. There happens to be a closet down the hall. This is arguably torture from a legal perspective, but they care more about saving the victim than getting a conviction by that point.

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* Subverted/Inverted/Monkeywrenched in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when they had the killer, but they need to find his latest kidnap victim before she runs out of air. He's GenreSavvy, He doesn't drink anything (can't get DNA), doesn't need to poop (can't "trade" him a bathroom break for info), doesn't give them any information, can't be intimidated by even Elliot's best efforts, and they can only hold him for so long. He's a copycat killer, so when TheProfiler Dr. Huang looks at his crimes, he realized that the victims--who, like the original killer, were all mothers--were never raped. They bring in his mother, who reveals that he's a disappointment to her, and he's afraid of the dark. There happens to be a closet down the hall. This is arguably torture from a legal perspective, but they care more about saving the victim than getting a conviction by that point.
19th May '17 5:18:09 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ForcedToWatch
19th Mar '17 1:29:40 PM ShivaIndis
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*In ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'', Yayoi is subjected to this treatment by unseen superiors in her own anti-demon MenInBlack agency after they learn that she's been hiring a vampire to help crack cases.
28th Dec '16 8:32:22 AM MoonByte
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* German novel ''Literature/ThePledge'' has a character that found a girls corpse become victim to this as the police and public were looking for a scapegoat. [[spoiler: It works so well that he succumbs to the pressure, confesses the murder he never committed and then [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] in his cell.]]
23rd Nov '16 3:51:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities
15th Sep '16 8:00:55 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Money Talks", Mr. Krabs shines a desk lamp on a dollar bill to get it to "talk".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In "Sleuth or Consequences", Lincoln and Lucy do this to their sisters to get information on who clogged up the toilet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Money Talks", Mr. Krabs shines a desk lamp on a dollar bill to get it to "talk".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In "Sleuth or Consequences", Lincoln and Lucy do this to shine a flashlight their sisters to get information on who clogged up the toilet.
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