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December 2015 LSAT
Suppose a corporation is convicted of a crime having a detection ratio of 1-in-10. Based on the passage, the author w...
on November 30 at 02:04AM
C and D
Why is C right and D incorrect?
on November 30 at 04:09AM
Hi Tomgbean, thanks for the question!
The author's view in this passage is that in order to properly penalize a company in terms of cost, the penalty should take into account the detection ratios in order to deter future crime (lines 34-39). However, while this would serve a proper punishment and deterrent from crime in monetary terms, this would not be a just punishment because it would likely force those businesses to close and put many people out of work (lines 44-51).
Putting these two together, we get answer choice C, which states that the author would be most likely to agree with a penalty that would deter future crime without forcing the company to go under.
Answer choice D does not reflect the author's stance that the penalty should not be so large as to force the company to go out of business and cause mass unemployment.
I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions.
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