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The executive committee of the shopping mall announced [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 06:07
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The executive committee of the shopping mall announced yesterday it will partner with city police to add more officers to the mall security force for the holiday shopping season. The mall security team, which consists of 10 officers, was deemed too small to keep shoppers safe after there were 44 armed robberies in the parking lot during last year's season. At least two thirds of the officers will be patrolling the mall's north parking lot, which sees the most traffic from shoppers.

Which of the following, if true, is the best basis for criticizing the plan to deter crime by adding additional security officers?

a Retailers expect this to be one of the busiest shopping seasons yet, drastically increasing the number of people in mall parking lots.

b Police reports from the previous year show that most of the robberies occurred in the south parking lot.

c Some officers in the north parking lot will be directing traffic rather than patrolling.

d Security cameras have been installed on light posts in all parking lots, in the hopes of identifying armed robbers.

e There are a large number of entrances and exits to the parking lots, making isolating suspect cars difficult.
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 06:36
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 07:26
IMO C.

Question asks for "best basis for criticizing the plan to deter crime by adding additional security officers"

IF the additional officers suppose to be deployed for patrolling would be used for something else, this would be a criticism. They could've hired parking attendent to facilitate the process why securtiy officers??

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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 07:29
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The executive committee of the shopping mall announced yesterday it will partner with city police to add more officers to the mall security force for the holiday shopping season. The mall security team, which consists of 10 officers, was deemed too small to keep shoppers safe after there were 44 armed robberies in the parking lot during last year's season. At least two thirds of the officers will be patrolling the mall's north parking lot, which sees the most traffic from shoppers.

Which of the following, if true, is the best basis for criticizing the plan to deter crime by adding additional security officers?

a Retailers expect this to be one of the busiest shopping seasons yet, drastically increasing the number of people in mall parking lots.

b Police reports from the previous year show that most of the robberies occurred in the south parking lot.

c Some officers in the north parking lot will be directing traffic rather than patrolling.

d Security cameras have been installed on light posts in all parking lots, in the hopes of identifying armed robbers.

e There are a large number of entrances and exits to the parking lots, making isolating suspect cars difficult.



IMO B

Having 2/3 of your officers in the North lot is FAR less effective in deterring crime if most of the crimes occurred in the South lot.


The remaining 1/3 could be enough to deter the crime...
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 07:30
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IMO C.

Question asks for "best basis for criticizing the plan to deter crime by adding additional security officers"

IF the additional officers suppose to be deployed for patrolling would be used for something else, this would be a criticism. They could've hired parking attendent to facilitate the process why securtiy officers??

OA?


It says that SOME officers will be directing traffic, not ALL...
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 07:32
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IMO C.

Question asks for "best basis for criticizing the plan to deter crime by adding additional security officers"

IF the additional officers suppose to be deployed for patrolling would be used for something else, this would be a criticism. They could've hired parking attendent to facilitate the process why securtiy officers??

OA?


well explained. i would second whatthehell
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 10:03
IMO B
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 10:08
C for me.
The question specifically asks about "to deter crime by adding additional security officers".
If C is true then there was is no advantage of adding more officers as they will not be able to stop robberies.

B talks more about prevention of robberies by placing officers in the right place. But that is not what the question is asking.
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 10:12
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C for me.
The question specifically asks about "to deter crime by adding additional security officers".
If C is true then there was is no advantage of adding more officers as they will not be able to stop robberies.

B talks more about prevention of robberies by placing officers in the right place. But that is not what the question is asking.



The reason why the extra(2/3) policemen r patrolling the north side is because of the past year's record. Although some of them might be directing the traffic, still there would be others who would be on guard. But the whole task of assigning police would fail to reduce the robbery count since the original data was faulty as the south side in fact was the place where majority of the robbery actually happened.
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 05:14
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 07:02
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 10:04
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 10:58
IMO (B)
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 20:49
I will also go with 'B'.

Why no one is arguing for 'E'? If isolating suspect cars remains difficult, it would be of no benefit to increase the number of guards.

What is the OA?
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2009, 07:15
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2009, 07:18
can you please post the OA
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2009, 20:36
Vote for C

The question relates to the efficacy of the additional officers being brought in.
If some of the additional officers do not do the intended job then the plan will not work.

IMO B is wrong because - PY trends need not repeat this year . Also the stem of the question clearly states

mall's north parking lot, which sees the most traffic from shoppers.
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2009, 20:39
If anything E will strengthen the argument of having additional cops.

The same problem existed in the PY so by adding more cops it should stem the problem

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I will also go with 'B'.

Why no one is arguing for 'E'? If isolating suspect cars remains difficult, it would be of no benefit to increase the number of guards.

What is the OA?

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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2009, 22:48
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Re: shopping mall [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 02:01
B. definitely. whats the OA pleasE?
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