FASD & the Justice System

R. v. SRR, 2003 BCSC 1990 (Morrison J.):

Sentencing of two Aboriginal youth for second degree murder – in adult court – one coaccused with FAS, more of a follower, responds well to structure – tragic and deeply wounding childhood – FAS has compromised physical, emotional, cognitive and social development –not referred to as mitigating factor though and given same sentence as unaffected co-accused