According to the passage, a central distinction between the system of private vengeance and the two modern criminal p...

Daniel on October 14, 2018

Explain

What lines in the passage bring you to answer choice A?

3 Replies

Kanyinsola on July 5 at 05:12PM

^ bumping this request

Kanyinsola on July 5 at 05:13PM

I was trying to choose between A and C and could not find a conclusive reference point for either

Ravi on July 23 at 03:50AM

@DanielDePasquale and @Kanyin,

Happy to help. Let's take a look at (A), (B), and (C).

(A) says, "defendant to the courts"

The defendant is the individual who's accused of a crime. We can make
the assumption that the one accused was probably never that interested
in initiating legal action against his or her self. Thus, (A) is out.

(B) says, "victim to society"

In the private vengeance system, the victim had to fashion a remedy
(as mentioned in line 5). However, under the adversarial system, lines
11 to 13 tell us that "the right to initiate legal action against a
criminal has been extended to all members of society." Given the
textual support we have for (B), it's the correct answer choice.

(C) says, "defendant to the prosecutor"

The defendant is the person accused of a crime. We can assume that the
person accused is likely not that interested in initiating legal
action against his or her self. Thus, (C) is out.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any more questions!