FASD & the Justice System

R. v. Baptiste, 2013 BCSC 1918 (Donegan J.)

Guilty plea by Aboriginal offender to aggravated assault (stabbing) of another inmate in a correctional centre – FASD/ADHD, cognitive and behavior affected at very basic levels – drinking and drug use – sentence needs to emphasize general and specific deterrence and denunciation, rehabilitation also legitimate aim – one year consecutive jail to sentence being served.