Discuss the question whether victims of assault should receive financial compensation for their pains suffered, including medical bills, psychological counseling, reimbursement for wages etc. What other costs would you expect if you were assaulted and unable to work for several months? Who should pay for it?
2. Do people bear some of the responsibility for their victimization if they maintain a lifestyle that contributes to the chances of becoming a crime victim? That is, should we “blame the victim”?
3. Discuss the underlying assumptions about human decision making made by Cesare Beccaria and Becker. What is the importance of these assumptions for classical theory?