I was involved in various judicial committees during my time as elder. Though now I look back with regret at the fact that I even participated in such a disgusting arrangement, my conscience is somewhat clear in that I made it a goal to help the accused feel as least uncomfortable as possible.
Thing is, as Elders, we are told that the level of repentance should correlate with the magnitude and gravity of the sin, and thus depending on the personality, intellectual capacity and the tact of the individual Elder, it can become the case, quite often, that one might go overboard with their quests for details regarding the sin in question.
I myself found it a challenge not to do so, and I did witness a few occasions where my fellow committee members would begin a path of questioning that seemed unnecessary and unnerving for the accused. I would usually try to jump in and change the subject so as to prevent any further unnecessary questioning.
Then of course, there's always the perverts, but that'd be an unfair label for the majority.