A free-market solution to preventing domestic-abuse
A society of normal humans have constructed a socio-economic system where victims of violent domestic abuse are given a murder-right over their abuser. A core belief of this culture is that domestic abuse is abominable and the abused should enjoy as much protection as possible from their abusers. The murder-right is defined as:
As a check on the abuser [after conviction], the abused is granted a perpetual (or very long, 20 years or so) murder-right on the abuser, and only the abuser. This murder-right is the right but not the obligation to kill the abuser at any time. (source)
As victims of domestic abuse are often strongly averse to violence themselves, provisions are made in the law for sale of the murder-right from the abused to a third-party NGO. The murder-right changes on transfer though. The NGO takes on the role of restraining order enforcement where if the abuser violates the restraining order, the NGO can exercise the murder-right.
The (previous question on this system) examined how a single NGO could make the purchase and enforcement of murder-rights into a profitable enterprise. This question seeks to explore a market place for murder-rights between multiple NGOs where cooperation and competition are expected. What would be the market dynamics for these murder-rights? Would they resemble options markets, commodities markets or some hybrid of the two?
Please address market abuse and collusion between NGOs resulting intentionally or unintentionally in the violation of the original intent of the murder-right; ie, the protection of the abused from the abuser.
- This market is for a city large enough to support multiple NGOs.
- Courts and trials are public. Laws are public knowledge as well.
- The murder-right is considered private property much like cows, sheep or houses.
- NGOs are free to buy and sell murder-rights between themselves. If they cannot enforce a murder-right they are free to sell it to someone who can.
- By honor NGOs are forbidden from selling the murder-right to someone if they know or suspect that the new owner will not carry out the obligations required.
Out of Scope
- These NGOs only deal with serious, long term domestic abuse. Peeping toms and other lesser offenses are just out of scope. Murder of the abused is also out of scope.
- This question does not deal with defining processes for determining if a restraining order has been violated. A magic oracle determines if the order has been violated or not.
- This question does not deal with determining exact definitions or gradations or styles of domestic abuse. This question only cares about 'serious domestic abuse'
- How the abuser is found and killed is out of scope unless the method for death somehow affects the market between the NGOs.
- How an abuser might protect themselves from these NGOs unless those protection measures affect the market.
- Tech levels ought to be irrelevant since this question focuses on human social systems instead of the means to enforce the murder-right.