ACT Reading 2.10 Social Science Passage
ACT Reading 2.10 Social Science Passage. Based on the information provided in the passage, which of the following would not be a reasonable assumption?
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...What Would Ferri Think? "Socioeconomic" describes something that's
concerned with the relation of social and economic factors.
For example, a sociologist could argue that increasing poverty has a direct correlation
with increasing crime.
We're sure that Ferri would be down with choice (A), since he was all about looking
at how social factors affected criminality.
Though Ferri certainly has ideas that differ, he shows respect for other schools. (D) is
out of the running. We can get rid of (A) as well. Ferri would
certainly reject the idea that severe punishments are the way to go.
Choice (B) is correct.
Roeder, whom Ferri associates with the correctional school, would argue that crime is an individual
problem that can be solved by punishing individuals—the opposite of the idea expressed in answer (B).
We secretly suspect that Roeder was something of a sadist.