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# recent report compared

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04 Aug 2019, 06:47
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A recent report compared the crime figures of today with those of 200 years ago. The report showed that today, the proportion of people who break the law is 22% lower than that of 200 years ago. It can be deduced that people are more morally aware today than people were 200 years ago.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the argument's conclusion?

A. Many actions that were considered morally acceptable 200 years ago have been criminalized by modern legal systems

B. Today, morals are taught in schools, and since more children are educated, immoral behavior is decreasing.

C. Some people consider certain illegal acts as not being immoral.

D. Modern methods for controlling crime have been implemented so that less of the taxpayer's money is now spent on the penal system.

E. Reports analyzing the crime figures of certain time periods are always conducted by a team of government and private researchers.
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04 Aug 2019, 11:53
bob8412 wrote:
A recent report compared the crime figures of today with those of 200 years ago. The report showed that today, the proportion of people who break the law is 22% lower than that of 200 years ago. It can be deduced that people are more morally aware today than people were 200 years ago.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the argument's conclusion?

A. Many actions that were considered morally acceptable 200 years ago have been criminalized by modern legal systems

B. Today, morals are taught in schools, and since more children are educated, immoral behavior is decreasing.

C. Some people consider certain illegal acts as not being immoral.

D. Modern methods for controlling crime have been implemented so that less of the taxpayer's money is now spent on the penal system.

E. Reports analyzing the crime figures of certain time periods are always conducted by a team of government and private researchers.

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