Tag Archives: Crime

His Guide to Appropriateness, Criminality, and The Good: Can you still drive?

My six year-old son has figured out a way to understand what is good and what is appropriate in this world: does it affect your ability to drive. Knowing how important driving is to him, can make it easy to … Continue reading

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“The tip of the iceberg”? Autism and Police in NZ, questions raised by Arie’s case.

The man with Aspergers syndrome, who was charged with looting after the Christchurch Earthquake six months ago, has finally had the charges against him dropped by the police. I would like to say this was a reflection of an improved … Continue reading

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Update on the Autistic Christchurch Earthquake Looter: Police continue hardline, case to go to court

You may remember my post from March this year, about the man with Aspergers who was caught looting in Christchurch after the major earthquake. He was made the “face of looting” at the time. His name is Cornelius Arie Smith-Voorkamp, … Continue reading

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Autism and the Law

I regularly encounter news stories about autism and the law; an autistic person committed a crime, or was the victim of a crime, or has had dealings with the police (because they wandered for example). Sometimes the autism aspect is … Continue reading

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