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Study of human psychology reveals that feeling of guilt has a strong effect on the mind and this feeling is intensified when in seclusion. Hence, any criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion above?

A. Solitary confinement is not the only way of making criminals feel guilty.
B. Solitary confinement is already in place in many countries of the world.
C. Many criminals who have not been given solitary confinement have refrained from further criminal activity
D. In some cases, criminals do not consider themselves guilty of their actions before solitary confinement.
E. There are some habitual criminals who commit crimes even when they feel guilty about their earlier actions.

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CONCLUSION - any criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.

1 - Solitary confinement is not the only way of making criminals feel guilty. Not the only way , but is one of the way ..so this will not weaken
2 - Solitary confinement is already in place in many countries of the world. Out of scope
3 - Many criminals who have not been given solitary confinement have refrained from further criminal activity. Does this mean SOLITARY CONFINEMENT will not work ? NO so eliminated
4- In some cases, criminals do not consider themselves guilty of their actions before solitary confinement. out of scope
5 -There are some habitual criminals who commit crimes even when they feel guilty about their earlier actions. some means 1-100% , conclusion says , ANY ( means all 100% ) criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.
so this WEAKENS THE CONCLUSION HENCE THE ANSWER
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Can you confirm the line of reasoning to eliminate option D
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Study of human psychology reveals that feeling of guilt has a strong effect on the mind and this feeling is intensified when in seclusion. Hence, any criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.(=FEELING OF GUILT INTENSIFIES WITH SECLUSION.SO,SOLITARY CONFINEMENT,INTENSIFIES GUILT AND AS A RESULT CRIMINALS REFRAIN FROM DOING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.NOW ,WE HAVE TO FIND AN OPTION WHICH STATES THAT EVEN WHEN A PERSON FEELS GUILTY ,IS IN A SOLITARY CONFINEMENT ,HE WILL COMMIT CRIME.)

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion above?

A. Solitary confinement is not the only way of making criminals feel guilty.SOLITARY REQUIREMENT INTENSIFIES GUILT ; IT'S NOT THE WAY TO MAKE ONE FEEL GUILTY.
B. Solitary confinement is already in place in many countries of the world.IRRELEVANT
C. Many criminals who have not been given solitary confinement have refrained from further criminal activity.WE ARE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHETHER CRIMINALS FEELING GUILTY AND KEPT IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT COMMIT CRIME OR NOT?
D. In some cases, criminals do not consider themselves guilty of their actions before solitary confinement.WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ONE WHO DOESN'T FEEL GUILTY BEFORE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.THEY MAY OR MAYNOT COMMIT CRIME.
E. There are some habitual criminals who commit crimes even when they feel guilty about their earlier actions.IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR PRE THINKING.
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Study of human psychology reveals that feeling of guilt has a strong effect on the mind and this feeling is intensified when in seclusion. Hence, any criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.

D. In some cases, criminals do not consider themselves guilty of their actions before solitary confinement

The study only covers criminals who feel guilty. Criminals who do not feel guilty is not relevant to the study and therefore out of scope.


Therefore E

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Conclusion - Feeling of guilt has a strong effect on the mind and gets intensified in Seclusion, so any criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.

1 - Solitary confinement is not the only way of making criminals feel guilty. Irrelevant - Passage doesn't talk other ways to make Criminal Guilty.

2 - Solitary confinement is already in place in many countries of the world. Out of scope - Doesn't tell its effect on criminals.

3 - Many criminals who have not been given solitary confinement have refrained from further criminal activity. - Irrelevant - We aren't concerned about criminals not been given solitary confinement.

4- In some cases, criminals do not consider themselves guilty of their actions before solitary confinement. Out of scope - We aren't concerned about criminals before solitary confinement.

5 -There are some habitual criminals who commit crimes even when they feel guilty about their earlier actions. - Correct - if Criminals commit crimes even after feeling guilty, then criminals wouldn't refrain from committing crime - Weakens the Conclusion.
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Study of human psychology reveals that feeling of guilt has a strong effect on the mind and this feeling is intensified when in seclusion. Hence, any criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion above?

A. Solitary confinement is not the only way of making criminals feel guilty.
B. Solitary confinement is already in place in many countries of the world.
C. Many criminals who have not been given solitary confinement have refrained from further criminal activity
D. In some cases, criminals do not consider themselves guilty of their actions before solitary confinement.
E. There are some habitual criminals who commit crimes even when they feel guilty about their earlier actions.

As per the above question, feeling of guilt has a strong effect.. and then it goes on to say that Any criminal kept in Solitary confinement.
Question stem no where says that the Criminal who are feel guilty but makes a statement about Any Criminal, and hence if that Criminal (Mentions Some means any number between 1 to 100) doesn't even feel guilty than solitary confinement will have no impact on him and this weakens the argument.
Hence chose option D

Please let me know where did I falter in this approach?
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Study of human psychology reveals that feeling of guilt has a strong effect on the mind and this feeling is intensified when in seclusion. Hence, any criminal who is kept in solitary confinement for up to a month is likely to refrain from any criminal activity after his punishment is over.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion above?

A. Solitary confinement is not the only way of making criminals feel guilty.
B. Solitary confinement is already in place in many countries of the world.
C. Many criminals who have not been given solitary confinement have refrained from further criminal activity
D. In some cases, criminals do not consider themselves guilty of their actions before solitary confinement.
E. There are some habitual criminals who commit crimes even when they feel guilty about their earlier actions.

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Agreed E may be right, but it does not explicitly mention that criminals have undergone seclusion.
Doesn't that matter in deciding between the answer choices?

Can someone please answer? My initial thoughts were between C & E.
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