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To hold criminals responsible for their crimes involves a

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Dec 2003, 08:36
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15 Jul 2010, 00:47
lovely question...got it wrong...

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15 Jul 2010, 00:47
I must add lovely question along with a lovelier avataar

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