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What to do with “Cruelty Boy”?

By johnboy 19 December 2012 34

The Canberra Times has details of a terrifying case seeking suitable care in the ACT system.

Here are some highlights:

the Education and Training Directorate has said the boy, who has homicidal fantasies quelled by medication, is not welcome back into mainstream schools

The boy spent about eight months on remand after expressing homicidal fantasies after his arrest for the animal cruelty offences earlier this year.

psychiatrists expressed the view the bright student with a high IQ could mask both his mental illness and the murderous fantasies because of his intellect.

He’s being put in the care of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal which apparently is having to make provision for this kind of thing from scratch.

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weeziepops 11:49 am 20 Dec 12

Sorry if this has been asked and answered but what’s the dealio with his parents? Have they lost / signed over custody to the authoriteh?

Ben_Dover 7:39 am 20 Dec 12

There is a secure unit at tech Brian Hennessy centre, is it unfair that he is hosted there until the public can be given reasonable assurance that they are safe from his “homicidal fantasies” and “animal cruelty”?

what_the 12:52 am 20 Dec 12

DrKoresh said :

what_the said :

DrKoresh said :

Can’t he be made to understand why he can’t go around torturing people and animals? Surely a turn of the thumbscrews or two and some hot coals would help him see why he can’t hurt other people to get his jollies. Then maybe he should be taught that he’ll be caught and arrested for crimes like and that he is unlikely to be well suited to making friends in prison.

I don’t buy the irreparable psychopath, especially one with a high IQ, they just need to be taught why they can’t hurt others on an intellectual level, if they are unable to learn on an emotional one.

What a moronic statement! Been watching the news the last week? Think sitting that guy down to be taught by your methods would have helped or exacerbated the situation?

We’re not talking about a spree killer, we’re talking about a sadist. You’re the moron, if you’re comparing what happened in Colorado to this.

And it’s Conneticut.

You did notice the part in the article about homicidal tendencies right? And you think this is a tenuous link?

what_the 12:48 am 20 Dec 12

DrKoresh said :

what_the said :

DrKoresh said :

Can’t he be made to understand why he can’t go around torturing people and animals? Surely a turn of the thumbscrews or two and some hot coals would help him see why he can’t hurt other people to get his jollies. Then maybe he should be taught that he’ll be caught and arrested for crimes like and that he is unlikely to be well suited to making friends in prison.

I don’t buy the irreparable psychopath, especially one with a high IQ, they just need to be taught why they can’t hurt others on an intellectual level, if they are unable to learn on an emotional one.

What a moronic statement! Been watching the news the last week? Think sitting that guy down to be taught by your methods would have helped or exacerbated the situation?

We’re not talking about a spree killer, we’re talking about a sadist. You’re the moron, if you’re comparing what happened in Colorado to this.

Yes because torturing animals has never been an indicator of any future killers has it now… I suggest you think this one through a bit better.

LSWCHP 11:30 pm 19 Dec 12

Past behaviour is a good predictor of future behaviour, and we shouldn’t have to wait for a catastrophe to provide the clear evidence that all is not well with this bloke. So I’d be pretty happy he was secured in a nice, civilised and comfortable facility until a huge panel of experts all agreed that he was totally safe to be released back into the community. If that means he dies in an institution at the age of 99, then so be it. If he’s free to go when he’s 25 then so be it.

I’ve had suicidal ideations, and they scared the hell out of me.So hiis personal circumstances are no doubt sadder than hell,and it all sounds like a lose-lose situation, but I have 4 young children and I don’t want any of them to ever meet someone who has homicidal ideations.

DrKoresh 9:04 pm 19 Dec 12

what_the said :

DrKoresh said :

Can’t he be made to understand why he can’t go around torturing people and animals? Surely a turn of the thumbscrews or two and some hot coals would help him see why he can’t hurt other people to get his jollies. Then maybe he should be taught that he’ll be caught and arrested for crimes like and that he is unlikely to be well suited to making friends in prison.

I don’t buy the irreparable psychopath, especially one with a high IQ, they just need to be taught why they can’t hurt others on an intellectual level, if they are unable to learn on an emotional one.

What a moronic statement! Been watching the news the last week? Think sitting that guy down to be taught by your methods would have helped or exacerbated the situation?

We’re not talking about a spree killer, we’re talking about a sadist. You’re the moron, if you’re comparing what happened in Colorado to this.

GardeningGirl 7:28 pm 19 Dec 12

Roundhead89 said :

A Current Affair has done stories about an outback boot camp in the NT for problem kids. 60 Minutes earlier this year did a story about a boarding school in rural Victoria which is turning around the lives of dead-end kids with an intensive curriculum of English, Maths and sports training. I would suggest the young boy be directed towards those institutions because it is clear that local options for his care and development have been exhausted.

I wish there were more programs like that for some kids but it doesn’t sound like the answer for the one in the article.

shirty_bear said :

Ben_Dover said :

Thumper said :

This is a truly tragic case and sadly there are no easy answers except to say that society cannot afford to have someone like this wandering around.

Fixed.

Agreed.

The 24×7 personal escort is an abysmal idea.
We got rid of all the asylums, didn’t we? So now the prison system has become a de facto. Which clearly isn’t good enough.
Apparently asylums are dreadful places, but society needs protecting from this champion.

I don’t see why modern compassionately run secure institutions for people society can’t have wandering around are impossible, but I suppose it’s cheaper for governments to say locking them up is a dreadful and old-fashioned idea.

TAD 6:55 pm 19 Dec 12

That boy needs therapy. You’re a nut, you’re crazy in the coconut.

gazket 5:31 pm 19 Dec 12

lock him up in one of those new bike cages. At least they will become usefull

MERC600 4:41 pm 19 Dec 12

So he’s in the care of the civil and admin tribunal. So where is he then ? Locked up in their broom cupboard ?. Why not send him off to NSW. They would have a ‘suitable’ location for him. If they want big money for him, just remind them how bloody many of theirs are clogging up our hospitals and jails and what have youz.

Antagonist 4:34 pm 19 Dec 12

DrKoresh said :

Wow, with a screen-name like yours you must be well acquainted with the hard and fast immutable laws of psychology, the most rigorous of all the sciences, hey?

On the one hand I want to call BS on the rigours of psychology … but on the other hand there is Tom Cruise.

ScienceRules 4:31 pm 19 Dec 12

Jim Jones said :

ScienceRules said :

DrKoresh said :

ScienceRules said :

DrKoresh said :

Yeah … but … this is RiotAct, so that’s the wrong response. The correct response is something along the lines of:

These people shuld be rounded up and shot
The justice system does nuffin
The gummint does nuffin
It’s impossible to go to jail in the ACT
Jails are just like hotels and all the criminals there are spoilt and they should be raped (they deserve it)

Yes, yes, yes – you’re quite right Jim. Don’t know what I was thinking….

thebrownstreak69 4:18 pm 19 Dec 12

I suggest we secure this person in an underground super-gaol like Hannibal Lecter, and charge admission to people to meet him. If you can get him to reveal the location of a victim, you win an RSPCA voucher. Naturally, the front of his cell will be thick polycarbonate.

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