GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Apr 2019, 11:47

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.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 05 Apr 2015
Posts: 366
Reviews Badge
DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 May 2015, 21:33
3
9
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

43% (01:46) correct 57% (01:49) wrong based on 401 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court to prove guilt and to exonerate the innocent.Because so many convicted felons have been cleared by DNA evidence, all cases in which someone was convicted largely on circumstantial evidence should be called into question and reviewed.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen this argument?

a. One in three convictions today rests largely on DNA evidence.

b. DNA evidence is admissible even after the statute of limitations has expired.

c. Of every ten cases in which DNA evidence becomes available post-conviction, five convictions are
overturned.

d. DNA evidence is 99.8% accurate.

e. DNA evidence is very difficult to falsify or tamper with.
SVP
SVP
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 1877
Re: DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 May 2015, 03:20
1
DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court to prove guilt and to exonerate the innocent.Because so many convicted felons have been cleared by DNA evidence, all cases in which someone was convicted largely on circumstantial evidence should be called into question and reviewed.
The conclusion is that cases convicted based on circumstantial evidence should be re-evaluated with DNA evidence because DNA evidence has cleared many convicted felons.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen this argument?

a. One in three convictions today rests largely on DNA evidence.
could weaken the argument since it supports exonerating felons with DNA evidence
b. DNA evidence is admissible even after the statute of limitations has expired.
The time frame in which DNA evidence is admissible is not relevant to the argument
c. Of every ten cases in which DNA evidence becomes available post-conviction, five convictions are
overturned.

supports the idea that DNA evidence provides the justification for overturning convictions
d. DNA evidence is 99.8% accurate.
The accuracy of DNA evidence is not relevant to the argument.
e. DNA evidence is very difficult to falsify or tamper with.
How secure DNA evidence is is not relevant to the argument.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 41
Concentration: Finance, Accounting
GMAT 1: 720 Q47 V41
GPA: 3.52
WE: Operations (Non-Profit and Government)
Re: DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 May 2015, 15:18
1
DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court to prove guilt and to exonerate the innocent.Because so many convicted felons have been cleared by DNA evidence, all cases in which someone was convicted largely on circumstantial evidence should be called into question and reviewed.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen this argument?

a. One in three convictions today rests largely on DNA evidence.
Incorrect - This demonstrates the importance of DNA evidence for current trials, not trials that have already lead to convictions.

b. DNA evidence is admissible even after the statute of limitations has expired.
Incorrect - I'll admit, I picked this one at first. The reason it is so enticing is because it makes you think that no matter how much time has past, someone can still be found guilty or not guilty. This affects future court cases, not former court cases; thus, this is irrelevant. That is a nuance I did not immediately catch.

c. Of every ten cases in which DNA evidence becomes available post-conviction, five convictions are
overturned.
Correct - This gives the bases for revisiting old cases. That is precisely what we need.

d. DNA evidence is 99.8% accurate.
Incorrect - This speaks to the efficacy for the use of DNA in current cases, but does not necessary strengthen the assertion that prior cases should be reexamined.

e. DNA evidence is very difficult to falsify or tamper with.
Incorrect - Again, good to know, but not relevant for making the argument stronger. This speaks to the efficacy of DNA evidence itself, not the specific uses of DNA evidence on prior court cases.

Kudos if my post was helpful!

~ David 8-)
_________________
~ GMAT 1 August 8th, 2015: 650 - Q42 - V37 - AWA 6 - IR 4
~ GMAT 2 September 4th, 2015: 720 - Q47 - V41 - AWA 5.5 - IR 5
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Feb 2017
Posts: 16
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Finance
Schools: WHU MBA"20 (WL)
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V41
GPA: 3.49
WE: Engineering (Other)
DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2017, 08:59
Being non-native english user, I had absolutely no idea what "Overturning a conviction" means. But all the options other than C seemed wrong. :shock: :lol:
GMAT Club Bot
DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court   [#permalink] 28 Jul 2017, 08:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

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

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

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®.