Judge: Rachel Cotrino (Binghamton University)
Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished
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Posted at April 14, 2015 12:24:41AM EST by melitine pikakos
melitine pikakos 05/02/2000
Posted at April 14, 2015 06:13:44PM EST by Ashley May
4. http://www.alec.org/initiatives/prison-overcrowding/ American legislative exchange council
5. http://www.economist.com/node/16636027 July 2010
6. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donald-cohen/lockup-quotas-lowcrime-ta_b_3956336.html Sep 2013
Posted at April 16, 2015 11:08:48PM EST by Ashley May
research.policyarchive.org/19017.pdf (in a pdf)
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Submitted at April 19, 2015 10:57:24AM EST by Rachel Cotrino
|Category||melitine pikakos||Ashley May|
|Use of evidence:||1.5||3.5|
|Coherence of arguments:||2||3.6|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||2.6||3.6|
|Identification of key points:||3||4|
|Comments:||I don't believe you used few if any cites until your Proposition closing and when you did, they weren't really on point. For example, one of your biggest points was that money should go to help prisoners (like therapy services, job training etc.) so they don't return to crime, yet when the opposition rebutted that with a cite concerning actual services in place, you merely cited a statistic concerning the rates of recidivism (people returning to prison) as 80% from Chris Varnish. You did not connect the high rates of recidivism to failure to be supported by our society after committing a crime.||Great job. Great use of cites. Great use of making many points that were simply not address by the Proposition.|
The decision is for the Opposition: Ashley May
Reason for Decision:
I voted in favor of the Opposition. She made many points that were simply not addressed by the proposition. Her argument was very structured. This was in contrast to the Proposition who really only had two points: "Waste of tax payers money" and "bad framework" - both of those points seemingly melted into each other anyway as one point. Therefore, I vote in favor of the Opposition. Good luck to the both of you!