By Gregg Olsen
On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter came across a tender boy's physique alongside an icy corn box in Nebraska. The citizens of Chester, Nebraska buried him as "Little Boy Blue," unclaimed and unidentified-- until eventually a cellphone name from Ohio years later led specialists to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father.
Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, used to be through all appearances a devoted farmer and relations guy within the country's strictest non secular sect. yet in the back of his quiet façade used to be a guy concerned with pornography, sadomasochism, and medicine. After the suspicious loss of life of his pregnant spouse, Stutzman took his preschool-age son, Danny, and hit the line on a sexual odyssey finishing along with his conviction for homicide. however the secret of Eli Stutzman and the destiny of his son didn't finish at the barren Nebraska plains. It was once simply starting. . . Gregg Olsen's deserted Prayers is a major actual tale of homicide and Amish secrets and techniques
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Treatment/Rehab Offenders 30/4/01 12:16 Page 38 3 DETERMINING WHAT WORKS: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES Having said at the close of the last chapter that the decline of the rehabilitative ideal was followed by a later resurgence of interest in finding out what works best with particular offenders, it would seem logical to go on to consider these developments. However, before looking at how the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders has progressed since the arrival of the ‘nothing works’ doctrine, some consideration needs to be given to the methods used in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment.
Hence informed consent requires: • • • • • information about what will or may happen; understanding of what is involved; competence to make a judgement about what is involved; voluntariness and freedom from any pressure; consent, which should be explicit and not assumed. Having set out some of the ethical principles that govern medical treatment and other forms of intervention, the obvious question is how far these apply when it comes to the treatment of offenders. The first point that is made by many is that since offenders have usually breached the rights of others they have forfeited their own right to be treated on the same basis as others.
In their report on the prison disturbances which occurred in April 1990 Lord Justice Woolf and Judge Stephen Tumim say that, ‘in spite of his imprisonment a convicted prisoner retains all his civil rights which are not taken away expressly or by necessary implication’ (Woolf and Tumim, 1991: para. 22). Ashworth bases the moral argument on the principle of proportionality: Surely there should be a right not to be punished more than is proportionate to the seriousness of the offence: . . since this shows respect for the offender as a rational and autonomous being.