PTB.S3.Q14 - Rationale for punishing criminals

LSATcracker-1LSATcracker-1 Yearly Member
edited December 2020 in Reading Comprehension 88 karma

If you have done this passage and got Q14 right, would you mind explaining your thought process? The passage says "the second rationale is that a punishment is justified by severity of a crime." This leads me to interpret that the consequence (severity) of the crime matters to punishment. So I was looking at C and E. Can someone who has figured out this question explain where I went wrong? Thank you!


  • Hafsa KhanHafsa Khan Monthly Member
    edited March 8 36 karma

    I'm not 100% sure on this one and am looking for a better explanation, but I selected A in BR. I thought the second rational was based on fairness, b/c the passage uses words like "just" and "appropriate" to describe this view. I'm not sure what consequences is supposed to mean though. #Help

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