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It has been suggested that long-term prisoners, on release from jail, be given a reasonable state pension to reduce the likelihood of their resorting to crime. Most people instinctively reject the suggestion as they feel it would be like rewarding criminal activity.

The supporters of the prisoners’ pension scheme have criticized those who reject this possibility, by claiming that for the critics......

Which of the following is the most logical completion of the sentence above?

A. emotion is more important than justice
B. Not assisting the criminals is more important than crime prevention
C. crime prevention is not an important issue
D. money has too high a value
E. the law should not be concerned with what happens after jail

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Critics of the pension scheme feel giving released prisoners a pension is rewarding them for the wrong behavior.

[A], [D], [E] There is nothing in the text that mentions the critics' feelings on the value of money, the importance of emotion, or the role of the law after jail release.

[C] This is not stated. Critics may or may not find crime prevention to be important, but they do find it less important than giving prisoners unearned rewards.

[B] This is correct. The critics are more interested in not rewarding prisoners a pension than they are in preventing them from committing future crimes.
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It has been suggested that long-term prisoners, on release from jail, be given a reasonable state pension to reduce the likelihood of their resorting to crime. Most people instinctively reject the suggestion as they feel it would be like rewarding criminal activity.

The supporters of the prisoners’ pension scheme have criticized those who reject this possibility, by claiming that for the critics......

Which of the following is the most logical completion of the sentence above?

A. emotion is more important than justice ..... nothing on emotion... wrong
B. punishment for criminals is more important than crime prevention ..... once out of jail.. the critics are not asking for jail again but no pension... hence wrong
C. crime prevention is not an important issue .... correct... they are not able to see that this is being proposed for crime prevention...
D. money has too high a value.... noting on money.... hence wrong
E. the law should not be concerned with what happens after jail ..... nothing to do with critics... hence wrong
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Is B the right answer?

C seems similar but too extreme.
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It has been suggested that long-term prisoners, on release from jail, be given a reasonable state pension to reduce the likelihood of their resorting to crime. Most people instinctively reject the suggestion as they feel it would be like rewarding criminal activity.

The supporters of the prisoners’ pension scheme have criticized those who reject this possibility, by claiming that for the critics......

Which of the following is the most logical completion of the sentence above?

B. punishment for criminals is more important than crime prevention
>>Correct.
C. crime prevention is not an important issue
>>This is something hard to infer from the arg and sounds extreme.
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It has been suggested that long-term prisoners, on release from jail, be given a reasonable state pension to reduce the likelihood of their resorting to crime. Most people instinctively reject the suggestion as they feel it would be like rewarding criminal activity.

The supporters of the prisoners’ pension scheme have criticized those who reject this possibility, by claiming that for the critics......

A. emotion is more important than justice - irrelevant....there is no mention of emotions anywhere
B. punishment for criminals is more important than crime prevention - the punishment is already over for these prisoners and the arguments is about after they have been released from the jail...so there is no comparison in punishment and crime prevention as to which might be more important than the other
C. crime prevention is not an important issue - This is a clear winner as the proponents are suggesting the pension scheme in order to prevent crime so that ex-criminals can earn a livelihood without returning to their previous lives to earn money...however critics oppose it which means they are not much considered with the crime prevention
D. money has too high a value - irrelevant
E. the law should not be concerned with what happens after jail - irrelevant

C it should be!
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I think the answer should be B and not C.
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The argument does not suggest that the critics think punishment is more important than crime prevention. Confused between B and C. Chose C. OA please.
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It's B

Although B & C seem similar, but C is assumptious. Therefore, the ground base is weak.

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we want an option which stats why supporters think critics are opposing that scheme

Option B States that, punishment for criminals is more important than crime prevention - which can be further explained as from critics point of view, criminals should be punished and they should not be rewarded and they are not considering the point that crime prevention is also important.
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It has been suggested that long-term prisoners, on release from jail, be given a reasonable state pension to reduce the likelihood of their resorting to crime. Most people instinctively reject the suggestion as they feel it would be like rewarding criminal activity.

The supporters of the prisoners’ pension scheme have criticized those who reject this possibility, by claiming that for the critics......

Which of the following is the most logical completion of the sentence above?

A. emotion is more important than justice ..... nothing on emotion... wrong
B. punishment for criminals is more important than crime prevention ..... once out of jail.. the critics are not asking for jail again but no pension... hence wrong
C. crime prevention is not an important issue .... correct... they are not able to see that this is being proposed for crime prevention...
D. money has too high a value.... noting on money.... hence wrong
E. the law should not be concerned with what happens after jail ..... nothing to do with critics... hence wrong


The above explanation is correct except for option C: there is no indication in the passage that the those who reject the pension scheme do not consider crime prevention important. Hence none of the answers is correct.

Option B has now been modified so as to correct the issue. B is the correct answer.
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B it is.

Say Bill Mason gets caught for stealing and is sent to prison. 10 years later he gets out of prison, cant find a job, has no money to eat, his human instincts of survival will set in and use his skill set of stealing to get through each day.
What if the govt simply gives him some money to get through the day so he doesn't go back to stealing?
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Which of the following is the most logical completion of the sentence above?

FOR CRITICS.......
A. emotion is more important than justice. out of scope
B. Not assisting the criminals is more important than crime prevention => implies critics does not want to assist criminals even that assistance can reduce likelihood of crime.
C. crime prevention is not an important issue.,=> assisting can reduce likelihood of crime but its not 100% that it will reduce crime so cant say crime prevention is not an important issue as we are not sure that assisting will definitely result in crime prevention.
D. money has too high a value. => out of scope
E. the law should not be concerned with what happens after jail. Opposite answer choice => out of score
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A is a trap.

Most of the gmat questions are confusing. This question is one of such questions.
From the question stem, the answer must the support for the pension of the prisoner, and also connects with the critics. -> B is correct.

The type of this question is a mix or a special question (flaw of critics, responding). This question is tricky because the question does not actually ask about the strengthener for the supporter, but about the flaws of the critics. Also, the question is about how the flaw connects with the responding of critics to the supporters.

Originally posted by chesstitans on 03 Nov 2017, 20:54.
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I think the answer should be B and not C.


You are right. B it is.The critics are more interested in not rewarding prisoners a pension than they are in preventing them from committing future crimes.
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do you know what the source of this question is?
It seems that this question is from a reading passage. The concern here is that the question stem looks confusing. I hope CR questions will not have questions that look confusing.

The type of this question does not seem like a strengthen, but an assumption.
The main conclusion here is "supporters criticize the critics"
the main premise here must be B; "feeling is more important than justice" is a trap.
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chesstitans wrote:
do you know what the source of this question is?
It seems that this question is from a reading passage. The concern here is that the question stem looks confusing. I hope CR questions will not have questions that look confusing.

The type of this question does not seem like a strengthen, but an assumption.
The main conclusion here is "supporters criticize the critics"
the main premise here must be B; "feeling is more important than justice" is a trap.

A quick google search suggests that this is an unofficial question from majortests.com.
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chesstitans wrote:
do you know what the source of this question is?
It seems that this question is from a reading passage. The concern here is that the question stem looks confusing. I hope CR questions will not have questions that look confusing.

The type of this question does not seem like a strengthen, but an assumption.
The main conclusion here is "supporters criticize the critics"
the main premise here must be B; "feeling is more important than justice" is a trap.

A quick google search suggests that this is an unofficial question from majortests.com.



right, this is also what I want experts and moderators of gmatclub know.
First, we need to remove all non-gmat like questions.

Secondly, majortest is a reliable source?
Thank you.
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I rejected option B because its true that the critics are not in favour of assisting criminals. However it doesn't mean that crime prevention is less important for them. I am still more inclined towards A. Can somebody help?
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