Your Say: Should people who commit crimes be given compensation for abusive childhoods?
A PERTH criminal has been awarded more than $18,000 in criminal injuries compensation for witnessing his father bash his mother when he was a toddler.
The 23-year-old, who said he saw the attacks from aged one to six, said the psychological damage set him on a life of crime.
Experts said the payout was unusual and could 'open the floodgates'.
What do you think?