Null hypothesis and Error types

If the null hypothesis is innocence, then the statement It is better that the guilty go free, than the innocent are punished is an example of preferring a: A) type I error over a type II error. B) two tailed test over a one tailed test. C) type II error over a type I error. D) higher level of significance.

Null Hyp: Presumed innocent. Alt Hyp: Is Guilty better guilty go free - means presume them to be innocent. innocent are NOT punished – also means presume innocent. A type I error occurs when one rejects the null hypothesis when it is true. A type II error occurs when one rejects the alternative hypothesis (fails to reject the null hypothesis) when the alternative hypothesis is true. So based on the above – the above statement prefers the Type II error over a Type I error. Choice C. Is that the answer? CP