The meaning of the phrase "forward looking" (line 30) as it is used in passage A is most closely related to which one...

Mireya on November 5 at 08:05PM

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Irina on November 5 at 11:41PM

@mluna,

This is a variation of the inference question. Let's see what the phrase "forward-looking" (line 30) is trying to convey. The phrase is used to describe a forward-looking legal system that addresses how a lawbreaker will behave in the future as opposed to the backward-looking system that looks at factors that predetermine culpability (lines 24-29). Answers (A) "entrenched" and (C) "conditioned" would be more closely related to the "backward-looking" system that sees someone's actions are predetermined or preconditioned by various factors. The forward-looking system is focused on future behavior and is thus most closely aligned with "rehabilitation" (line 45) as rehabilitation is a concept that recognizes that behavior may change.

Let me know if this helps and if you have any further questions.