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Proposition: Richard Chen (Cornell University) vs. Opposition: Casey Paul Heed (Binghamton University)

Judge: Christopher Kozak (Rutgers University)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Richard Chen
    Richard Chen

    Casey Paul Heed
    Casey Paul Heed
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    Posted at April 13, 2015 01:40:10PM EST by Richard Chen



    Davis, A.Y. 2003. Are Prisons Obsolete?

    Prisoner's Justice Day Committee. A Model for Prison Abolition.

    Posted at April 15, 2015 04:08:15AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz



    Posted at April 15, 2015 03:52:59PM EST by Richard Chen



    "1% of the incarcerated are murderers":

    Posted at April 17, 2015 12:59:05AM EST by Casey Paul Heed



    Posted at April 17, 2015 02:34:27PM EST by Richard Chen



    None available for this speech.


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    Submitted at April 19, 2015 04:18:14PM EST by Christopher Kozak

    Category Richard Chen Casey Paul Heed
    Use of evidence: 5 4.6
    Delivery skill: 6 6
    Coherence of arguments: 5 5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 6 5.6
    Identification of key points: 6 6
    Comments: Aff: This could be just me but you might want to read a piece of evidence that eliminating prisons for non-violent offenders constitutes prison abolition or be much clearer about the nature of the 1AC in the first speech. This is especially important because of a lack of cross-examination. Neg: I think a better discussion of what constitutes abolishment and a topicality argument would have been a better rout to attack this case. I think that removing prisons for just non-violent offenders sounds like prions reform to me. I am not read much about the topic maybe reading some evidence on this question would have helped you.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Richard Chen

    Reason for Decision:

    RFD: I think that the negs reform arguments and prison good claims are solved in the world of the aff. There is only a risk that rehabilitation is worse inside prisons then outside them.

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