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Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (E).

Answer choice (A):

Answer choice (B):

Answer choice (C):

Answer choice (D):

Answer choice (E):

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where is the support for E
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Check out this language in the second paragraph, April30Gang:
the fact that private civil litigation requires an identifiable victim with the necessary resources to commence litigation weakens its deterrent impact.
If the author thinks that such litigation requires an identifiable victim, they must believe that it cannot proceed without one. An identifiable victim is a necessary condition for commencing litigation.
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Is C incorrect because "main aim" is too broad? Would the answer be correct if it said deterrence is one of the aims of both civil and criminal liability?

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Hi Sarah,

Exactly! We don't have enough to support that the "main aim" of both criminal and civil liability is deterrence. In fact, deterrence through criminal liability is described as extremely expensive.

Great work!
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What's wrong with D: The best way to ensure that corporations improve their practices is to use criminal sanctions against both corporations and individuals within corporations?
The passage states: The most effective way to ensure that corporations improve their practices is to hold corporations themselves criminally liable for their conduct. Indeed, criminal liability works on shareholders as well as corporate officers and employees.
Individuals included shareholders, officers and employees.
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That's answer choice (D) for question #21; I will link that thread and answer there: viewtopic.php?f=1476&t=35975

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