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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Jon Venables by Spursfan2 on 9 November 2011 11:58am

What do we think? Good thing or bad thing?
Re: Jon Venables by Lounge Trekker on 9 November 2011 4:13pm
Sounds like he is a problem guy regardless of his past. If ten year-old children are capable of something like the abduction and killing of another...what was missing in their childhoods? Competent parenting?

He has shown he wants to, at least talk about a dangerous set of behaviours if not actually commit, heinous acts. Can a correctional system expect a child to grow up 'normal' after his teen years were spent in the prison system?

Sounds like Jon Venables is helping to write a new chapter in the criminal rehabilitation book of western society. Good or bad? Depends on whether you approve of the spending a great deal of public funding on a situation whose origins may been decades before his birth. Criminal or victim? Are his parents or caregivers culpable?
Re: Jon Venables by Loretto on 9 November 2011 7:13pm
The actual facts released about the killing of James Bulger were so sick that these two should never have been released back into society. I think it is a good thing that this animal remains caged.
Re: Jon Venables by kazzzz on 10 November 2011 7:26am
Some people are just bad through and through. I have mixed feelins as to why. While upbringing has a huge effect, I think that some people are just born bad.

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