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    what can be inferred from the passage about the author's believe?

    Hi, I need help to understand the correct respond the the following question from the below reading, from "Big Book". Thanks for any help.

    Reading:Even as the number of females processed through juvenile courts climbs steadily, an implicit consensus remains among scholars in criminal justice that male adolescents define the delinquency problem in the United States. We suggest two reasons why this view persists. First, female adolescents are accused primarily of victimless crimes, such as truancy, that do not involve clear-cut damage to persons or property. If committed by adults, these actions are not even considered prosecutable; if committed by juvenile males, they have traditionally been looked on leniently by the courts. Thus, ironically, the plight of female delinquents receives little scrutiny because they are accused of committing relatively minor offenses. Second, the courts have long justified so-called preventive intervention into the lives of young females viewed as antisocial with the rationale that women are especially vulnerable. Traditional stereotypes of women as the weaker and more dependent sex have led to earlier intervention and longer periods of misdirected supervision for female delinquents than for males.

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    18. It can be inferred from the passage that the authors believe traditional stereotypes of women to be


    (A) frequently challenged
    (B) persistently inexplicable
    (C) potentially harmful
    (D) rapidly changing
    (E) habitually disregarded

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    C is correct and I opted A. So, I do not yet know why C is better that A?

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    Re: what can be inferred from the passage about the author's believe?

    I don't see any support for A in the paragraphs. Where are the challenges mentioned? C appears to be correct.

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    Re: what can be inferred from the passage about the author's believe?

    Sorry that I am late.

    I think that one of the traditional stereotypes of women is that they are weaker and more dependent sex. So this that number of females processed through juvenile courts climbs steadily is challenging this stereotype.

    In addition, I cannot understand the support for C in the paragraphs. Would you explain it too. Thanks a lot.

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    This section details possible harm to young women:

    Second, the courts have long justified so-called preventive intervention into the lives of young females viewed as antisocial with the rationale that women are especially vulnerable. Traditional stereotypes of women as the weaker and more dependent sex have led to earlier intervention and longer periods of misdirected supervision for female delinquents than for males.

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    Thank you for that mentioned support for C.

    So, what is your idea about the support that I mentioned in previous post? Does that means that A is correct too?

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    I don't see any mention of challenges.

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    Re: what can be inferred from the passage about the author's believe?

    Or frequently.

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