Your Say: Should people who commit crimes be given compensation for abusive childhoods?

 Lady Justice

Lady Justice

The foundations of justice are that no one shall suffer wrong; then, that the public good be promoted.
— Cicero, Roman Lawyer and Orator, 100 BCE

Kate Campbell for Perth Now:

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'.

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