Limited access

Upgrade to access all content for this subject

Monica and Gail are in a heated debate about the criminal prosecution system. Monica’s argument is that too much money is spent on prosecuting petty crimes such as shoplifting, drug possession, and burglary. Instead, she wants a system in which money is allotted according to the severity of the crime, with murder, embezzlement, and identity theft prosecution receiving the highest priority, and, therefore, the most financial backing.

Of the following, which is the main flaw in her argument?


Everyone will have different opinions of which crimes are the worst.


Monica does not account for levels of severity within each crime category.


Drug possession is worse than embezzlement.


A crime is a crime, and, therefore, they should all be treated the same.


Monica has an inaccurate understanding of how criminal prosecution funding is formulated.

Select an assignment template