Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Apr 2014, 21:07

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Crimes are mainly committed by the young, and for this

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 649
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Crimes are mainly committed by the young, and for this [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 10:30
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

100% (02:08) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 4 sessions
Crimes are mainly committed by the young, and for this reason merely increasing the number of police officers or expenditures on police services has little effect on reducing the crime rate. In fact, the only factor associated with a crime-rate drop is a decrease in the number of people in the community aged fourteen to thirty.
The findings above can best serve as part of an argument against
(A) the likelihood that any law enforcement program will be effective in reducing the crime rate within a short time
(B) increasing prison terms for young people found guilty of crimes
(C) introducing compulsory military conscription for people aged seventeen to nineteen
(D) raising the age at which students are permitted to leave school
(E) a community’s plan to increase the number of recreational and educational activities in which young adults can participate

Can someone please help me with this?
Thanks.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2006
Posts: 94
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: CR - Crimes by young [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 10:53
eyunni wrote:
Crimes are mainly committed by the young, and for this reason merely increasing the number of police officers or expenditures on police services has little effect on reducing the crime rate. In fact, the only factor associated with a crime-rate drop is a decrease in the number of people in the community aged fourteen to thirty.

The findings above can best serve as part of an argument against

(A) the likelihood that any law enforcement program will be effective in reducing the crime rate within a short time
Best answer.

(B) increasing prison terms for young people found guilty of crimes
Increasing prison terms will reduce the number of young people in the streets, therefore decreasing the crime rate.

(C) introducing compulsory military conscription for people aged seventeen to nineteen
Again, this will reduce the number of young people on the streets --> reducing crime rate

(D) raising the age at which students are permitted to leave school
Will reduce the number of young people on the streets --> reducing crime rate

(E) a community’s plan to increase the number of recreational and educational activities in which young adults can participate
Will reduce the number of young people on the streets --> reducing crime rate

Can someone please help me with this?
Thanks.


Unless I am missing something here, it is a pretty straightforward A.

The findings can actually be used to support all other answer choices.

Last edited by empanado on 18 Jun 2007, 11:12, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 374
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 11:08
The findings above can best serve as part of an argument against <-- against is the KEY word here

(A) the likelihood that any law enforcement program will be effective in reducing the crime rate within a short time <-- best answer

(B) increasing prison terms for young people found guilty of crimes <-- this is an argument for the findings since increasing prison terms for young people will reduce the crime rate

(C) introducing compulsory military conscription for people aged seventeen to nineteen <-- such a program will reduce crime rate amount the youth

(D) raising the age at which students are permitted to leave school <--again, this will reduce youth crime rate

(E) a community’s plan to increase the number of recreational and educational activities in which young adults can participate <-- by engaging youth in other activities, this plan will reduce crime rate

Thus, all the answers except A do not serve as arguments against the findings
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2006
Posts: 321
Location: Orange County, CA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 12:40
agree with A.

The original passage states nothing about prison terms (b), military constriction for 17-19 y/o (c), leaving school (d), educational or recreational activities.

The original passage states:
- Young people commit majority of the crimes
- Increasing police expenditures will not reduce the crime rate
- Only way to reduce crime rate is to reduce the number of people in the age range 14-30.

These statements would support the the argument AGAINST having any law enforcement program (expenditure) to reduce the crime rate.
Intern
Intern
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 17:36
Initially, I was confused too after reading the question. But looks like "A" is the best choice.
  [#permalink] 18 Jun 2007, 17:36
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
New posts Noting that the number of crimes committed in a certain city Dharmin 2 21 Jul 2004, 08:46
Popular new posts If a crime that has been committed by computer is discovered OlegC 16 04 Aug 2004, 02:42
Popular new posts Even if a crime that has been committed by computer is Geethu 10 18 Aug 2004, 08:51
New posts Even if a crime that has been committed by computer is vineetgupta 7 05 Dec 2006, 04:54
New posts Crimes are mainly committed by the young, and for this milind1979 2 29 Mar 2009, 17:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Crimes are mainly committed by the young, and for this

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.