FASD & the Justice System

R. v. RDZ, 2012 BCPC 61 (Brecknell J.): 

Sentencing of Aboriginal offender for offences including B&E, kidnapping and discharge of a firearm – Crown seeking DO, defence LTO – FAE – significant intellectual delays – poor judgment  - doubt about psychometric test results because not clear offender understood questions - difficulty completing programming – likelihood of success in treatment very low – control in community would require tightly controlled environment that would effectively put him in jail, just not penitentiary - DO