Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 26 May 2017, 16:01

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# To hold criminals responsible for their crimes involves a

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Aug 2003
Posts: 329
Location: BACARDIVILLE
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0

To hold criminals responsible for their crimes involves a [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2003, 13:50
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (02:11) wrong based on 2 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

To hold criminals responsible for their crimes
involves a failure to recognize that criminal actions,
like all actions, are ultimately products of the
environment that forged the agentтАЩs character. It is
not criminals but people in the law-abiding majority
who by their actions do most to create and maintain
this environment. Therefore, it is law-abiding people
whose actions, and nothing else, make them alone
truly responsible for crime.

The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to
criticism on the grounds that

(A) it exploits an ambiguity in the term
тАЬenvironmentтАЭ by treating two different
meanings of the word as though they were
equivalent
(B) it fails to distinguish between actions that are
socially acceptable and actions that are socially
unacceptable
(C) the way it distinguishes criminals from crimes
implicitly denies that someone becomes a
criminal solely in virtue of having committed a
crime
(D) its conclusion is a generalization of statistical
evidence drawn from only a small minority of
the population
(E) its conclusion contradicts an implicit principle on
which an earlier part of the argument is based

***Any
Pls include reasoning
Manager
Joined: 29 Aug 2003
Posts: 240
Location: MI
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2003, 15:24
C ?

The stimulus says that "it is law-abiding people" who are responsible for crime. But, the "law-abiding people" actually did not commit a crime.

Options C says that - the way it implicitly denies that someone becomes a criminal solely in virtue of having committed a crime.
Repharse -
A criminal need not commit a crime

This is excatly what is said in the conclusion.

Official ans ?
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Aug 2003
Posts: 329
Location: BACARDIVILLE
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2003, 15:34
No. The question is simpler than that.

If you look at the stimulus, what the author initially states to be true, is not what I concludes his argument with.

First he says its the Environment that makes criminals criminals. Then in the conclusion he states that it's law abiding citizens that create criminal activity.

Try again.
SVP
Joined: 03 Feb 2003
Posts: 1604
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 268 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Dec 2003, 02:16
sunniboy007 wrote:
No. The question is simpler than that.

If you look at the stimulus, what the author initially states to be true, is not what I concludes his argument with.

First he says its the Environment that makes criminals criminals. Then in the conclusion he states that it's law abiding citizens that create criminal activity.

Try again.

how to hold criminals responsible if law-abiding peope are a sole reason for crimes? I think it should be E.
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Aug 2003
Posts: 329
Location: BACARDIVILLE
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Dec 2003, 08:36
(E)
VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1457
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 195 [0], given: 13

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2010, 00:47
lovely question...got it wrong...
VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1457
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 195 [0], given: 13

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2010, 00:47
I must add lovely question along with a lovelier avataar
Re: CR: Bloody Criminals   [#permalink] 15 Jul 2010, 00:47
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Police published a wanted poster for a criminal fugitive in 13 23 Jun 2010, 04:29
To hold criminals responsible for thier crimes involves a 11 17 Apr 2011, 03:42
violent crime rates 4 30 Oct 2009, 06:46
To hold criminals responsible for their crimes involves a 13 03 Jul 2008, 22:35
4 In the United States, injuries to passengers involved in 8 06 Mar 2008, 23:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by