Could someone tell me please the word for when someone reports a crime, but under extreme questioning they change their story as they are made to doubt the other persons intentions and relents and changes their story to what the interrogator wants to hear?
There is a particular word or paraphrase which describes the coercive questioning that leads a victim to change their story. I saw it on a crime programme a while back – but I can't remember the phrase used. The show I saw was based on a young lady who was raped whilst at a college party in the USA – she went to the police and they basically said, well were you dragged into the room – NO. Did you go into the room of your own free will – YES. The coercive questioning actually made the girl doubt that she had actually had unconsenting sex in the first place – so she was charged with lying under oath and sent to prison.