infliction of pain

See: cruelty
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Passing sentence in 2000, Lord Kingarth told him: "You showed yourself capable of taking sadistic pleasure in the infliction of pain and the inspiration of real terror over long periods.
While the use of force is occasionally unavoidable, every police officer refrains from the unnecessary infliction of pain or suffering and never engages in cruel, degrading or inhuman treatment of any person.
They include an order requiring the CIA to abide by restrictions in the Army Field Manual, including a ban on such "enhanced interrogation techniques" as the infliction of pain, stress positions and sleep deprivation.
Saying this is un-American can be no legitimate debate about the intentional infliction of pain upon captive and defenseless human beings.
It was born shedding blood and went on to make its survival contingent on the infliction of pain on its victims.
Surely health care professionals should not condone any deliberate infliction of pain and suffering on detainees?
Its 'consumer report' adds: ''Although some of the shootings are callous and cold-blooded, they occur within a darkly comic and satirical context and do not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.
He rejoices in the violation of virginal innocence and the infliction of pain and degradation, and uses morbid imagery and sadistic fanaticism to exalt the principle of evil.
Equestrian skills were as central to upper-class life in Britain as they were in the East, and, tacitly appropriating Eastern models, such horses were increasingly represented not as brutes needing humans to control them through the infliction of pain, but as thinking, remembering, noble creatures, whose training was increasingly through affection not punishment.
The report also says Israel committed the crimes of premeditated murder, torture and inhumane conduct, intentional infliction of pain as well as wounding," Apakan told the meeting.
Fournier goes further, specifically linking pain and agency, as she argues that the infliction of pain is crucial to the destruction of agency and subjectivity.
Passing sentence, Lord Kingarth said: "You showed yourself capable of taking sadistic pleasure in the infliction of pain and the inspiration of real terror over long periods.