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Proposition: Justin White (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Eriko Kumagai (Shorin Global)

Judge: Halli Tripe (Unaffiliated)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Justin White
    Justin White
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    Eriko Kumagai
    Eriko Kumagai
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    Posted at April 14, 2015 01:38:37AM EST by Justin White

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    http://www.naacp.org/pages/criminal-justice-fact-sheet

    http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3752&context=jclc

    http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-the-function-of-prison

    Posted at April 14, 2015 02:52:05PM EST by Eriko Kumagai

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    None available for this speech.

    Posted at April 16, 2015 12:48:19AM EST by Justin White

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    http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/prisons_and_drugs#sthash.q7GfvAME.dpbs

    http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/html/mpp/tables/mppt06.cfm

    http://www.hrw.org/news/2007/12/15/us-federal-statistics-show-widespread-prison-rape

    https://www.salve.edu/sites/default/files/filesfield/documents/Incarceration_and_Recidivism.pdf

    http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/LevittUnderstandingWhyCrime2004.pdf

    Posted at April 17, 2015 03:27:00AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at April 17, 2015 07:56:54PM EST by Justin White

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    Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice by Juanita Daz-Cotto

    http://www.canarsiecourier.com/news/2006-12-14/Front_Page/001.html

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    Submitted at April 18, 2015 03:39:45PM EST by Halli Tripe

    Category Justin White Eriko Kumagai
    Use of evidence: 3.5 3.5
    Delivery skill: 4.3 3.2
    Coherence of arguments: 3 3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3 3
    Identification of key points: 2.9 2.8
    Comments: COMMENTS ON PROPOSITION CONSTRUCTIVE:
    Your second point is much stronger than your first. Your first contention that people are in prison for dissenting against the government is not warranted. People are in prison for a variety of reasons; the majority are not there for dissenting against the government. You need to have some evidence for this claim.


    COMMENTS ON PROPOSITION REBUTTAL:
    The explanation of your first contention is clearer in this speech than in your constructive.
    When you are talking about how prisons have the interests of the rich in mind, you should bring up for-profit prisons; this would make this point even stronger.
    Good job responding to her argument that prisons stop re-offense.


    COMMENTS ON PROPOSITION CLOSING:
    Note: you are very hard to hear in this speech because the volume is very low.
    Your alternatives to prison are not really explained before this speech. You do a good job of explaining them in this speech, but they seem new.
    COMMENTS ON OPPOSITION CONSTRUCTIVE:
    Your case is good, but you should spend more time attacking your opponents case.


    COMMENTS ON OPPOSITION CLOSING:
    I dont understand your analogy between prisons and schools. Also, dont ask rhetorical questions; turn your rhetorical questions into arguments.
    You should make an argument that the resolution does not specify the United States. You are making arguments using statistics from Japan, while the proposition is using examples from the United States, so I am not sure how I should compare the two.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Justin White

    Reason for Decision:

    REASON FOR DECISION:
    I vote for the proposition in this debate. In the oppositions last speech, there is not a compelling arguments for why prisons are needed to prevent crime or that prisons have benefits. You should re-explain these arguments from your first speech and it would help you in this debate.
    The proposition does a decent job of explaining that prisons arent working and that there are other alternatives to prison that could prevent crime.


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