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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

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.

What’s Your opinion?


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34 Responses to
What to do with “Cruelty Boy”?
steveu 2:49 pm 19 Dec 12

Postalgeek said :

For those that haven’t read this yet:

http://anarchistsoccermom.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/thinking-unthinkable.html

Wow. I dunno what to say, other than good article.

bundah 2:37 pm 19 Dec 12

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.

Which can only mean one thing,incarceration!

chewy14 2:10 pm 19 Dec 12

Jim Jones said :

Hook him up with the young Liberals?

Nah give him to Greenpeace.

Perhaps lots of good old fashioned vandalism will help get these tendencies out of his system.

Deref 2:02 pm 19 Dec 12

Jim Jones said :

Hook him up with the young Liberals?

Win-win!

Postalgeek 1:17 pm 19 Dec 12
Jim Jones 12:53 pm 19 Dec 12

Hook him up with the young Liberals?

DrKoresh 12:32 pm 19 Dec 12

ScienceRules said :

DrKoresh said :

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.

If only you were in charge of getting things done, eh? All our legal and mental health problems solved from the comfort of your armchair.

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? Can you care to enlighten philistines like us with a civilised perspective?

BTW, I like how you brought-up Alan Jones totally left-field, talk about a non-sequitur. But since you brought him up I would like to propose an RA equivalent of Godwin’s Law, with references to Alan Jones replacing those to Hitler, we can call it Alan’s Law or Koresh’s Rule of Thumb or something like that. Do I have any seconders?

Ben_Dover 12:31 pm 19 Dec 12

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.

what_the 12:27 pm 19 Dec 12

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?

Thumper 12:11 pm 19 Dec 12

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 without close supervision.

ScienceRules 11:58 am 19 Dec 12

DrKoresh said :

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.

If only you were in charge of getting things done, eh? All our legal and mental health problems solved from the comfort of your armchair.

ScienceRules 11:56 am 19 Dec 12

buzz819 said :

I think young Dexter should get a short drop with a sudden stop….

It may not be a popular opinion but nothing short of a full blown lobotomy is going to stop this poor young fella from committing any more horrendous crimes.

There’s a reason that it’s not a popular opinion actually. Mainly due to Australia not being a barbaric tribal society run by right wing morons who think that Alan Jones has the answer to all the world’s ills.

Something like that, anyhow…

NoImRight 11:41 am 19 Dec 12

buzz819 said :

I think young Dexter should get a short drop with a sudden stop….

It may not be a popular opinion but nothing short of a full blown lobotomy is going to stop this poor young fella from committing any more horrendous crimes.

“Popular opinion” ? Isnt that what you are seeking to play to given the standard response on this site to any criminal act is a cry for lengthy prison terms or summary execution?

You arent making a bold statement. Just pandering. Execution for people who might do something in the future is probably what the Tea Party will go for soon. They probably think Minority Report is a liberal propaganda documentary.

DrKoresh 11:36 am 19 Dec 12

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.

buzz819 11:25 am 19 Dec 12

I think young Dexter should get a short drop with a sudden stop….

It may not be a popular opinion but nothing short of a full blown lobotomy is going to stop this poor young fella from committing any more horrendous crimes.

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