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Proposition: Tempei Seki (Shorin Global) vs. Opposition: Omid Abaei (DeBakey )

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Tempei Seki
    Tempei Seki
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    Omid Abaei
    Omid Abaei
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    Posted at April 13, 2015 03:27:02AM EST by Tempei Seki

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    Posted at April 15, 2015 02:42:13AM EST by Omid Abaei

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    1.(violent offender statistic)
    http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p09.pdf

    2.(UN prison reform)
    http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/prison-reform-and-alternatives-to-imprisonment.html

    Posted at April 15, 2015 10:33:43AM EST by Tempei Seki

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    Posted at April 17, 2015 02:54:00AM EST by Omid Abaei

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    1. UN Prison Reform Ideas (reform worked in Finland)
    http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/prison-reform-and-alternatives-to-imprisonment.html

    2. Rand.org, 43% recidivating education
    http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR200/RR266/RAND_RR266.pdf

    3. Halfway houses aren't effective
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/nyregion/pennsylvania-study-finds-halfway-houses-dont-reduce-recidivism.html

    Posted at April 17, 2015 11:29:25AM EST by Tempei Seki

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    Submitted at April 19, 2015 09:14:21PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Tempei Seki Omid Abaei
    Use of evidence: 3.2 3.7
    Delivery skill: 5 4
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4 3.6
    Identification of key points: 5.2 4.5
    Comments: You should provide citations for your speech so there can be a debate over the sources. It's good that your reference things but you should provide citations in the citation box so it can be looked up by your opponent. I really like the numbers you're stating but I'd like to be able to check your cites. Very good speaking voice and good passion.

    Good job attacking the opposition's arguments and extending the dropped argument on physical abuse. You should still provide citations for your arguments.

    Great job at speeding through your points clearly as well as pointing out what's getting dropped by the opposition.
    I like how you start out defining the terms of the debate. You should try to speak with a little more passion. Your voice is relatively monotone. I also think you need to have more evidence that reforming prisons can actually work instead of just being a theory. You can also be more responsive to your opponent. You don't get into responding to the details of his arguments until the very end. Good evidence comparison though.

    Your major argument that it's impractical seems to ignore the argument that prisons = more crime and that it doesn't work. I like how you get into the details of how prisons should be reformed in this speech.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Tempei Seki

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote for the proposition since I think that the abolition of prison is feasible and moral, which lives up to the definition of "should." The description of abolishing prisons still allows for isolating populations away while giving education without having prisons. This gets back to how the proposition defines prisons in his opening speech and through his subsequent speeches. The opposition needed to a better job at answering his definition of prisons to win the terrorism argument and a bunch of your other claims.

    Both sides would have done better with more impact comparison. Imagine the world where you lose part of the debate and weigh your impact against that. Ie there is no in depth discussion of if the abuse that happens in prisons is outweighed by the chance of criminals murdering people for instance.


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