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Fetal alcohol syndrome and blame

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 9:04 AM | By Michael Moon

On Feb. 28, 2018, Justice Rajeev Anand, a youth court justice with the Saskatchewan provincial court, sentenced a young person to an adult sentence of life imprisonment after her plea to the second degree murder of a 6-week-old, Nikosis Jace Cantre.

There is no question the underlying facts of the case are disturbing, but it is now settled law that vengeance is not a valid sentencing principle — especially against a youth. In sentencing the offender to life imprisonment as an adult, the youth court judge...