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Proposition: Tania Rahman (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Ahmad Amireh (Liberty High School)

Judge: Brian Manuel (Stanford University)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Tania Rahman
    Tania Rahman
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    Ahmad Amireh
    Ahmad Amireh
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    Posted at April 28, 2015 02:50:53AM EST by Tania Rahman

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    Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Prisoners in 2013." Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Prisoners in 2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.


    "Federal Bureau of Prisons." BOP Statistics: Inmate Offenses. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

    "Criminal Justice Fact Sheet." Criminal Justice Fact Sheet. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.


    "Stop-and-Frisk Data | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York State." Stop-and-Frisk Data | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York State. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.


    "The War on Marijuana in Black and White." American Civil Liberties Union. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

    "Ten Economic Facts about Crime and Incarceration in the United States." The Hamilton Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.








    Posted at April 29, 2015 12:46:17AM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/jul/27/prisonsandprobation.youthjustice

    http://www.princeton.edu/ceps/workingpapers/189lee.pdf

    http://www.antoniocasella.eu/nume/Miller_2010.pdf (David Miller, search In 2005, 10%)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/09/20/prisons-in-these-17-states-are-filled-over-capacity/ (The Washington Post, search That problem)

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/1400-lifers-released-from-california-prisons-in-last-3-years/ (CBS News)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/25/california-private-prison_n_4157641.html (Huffington Post, search in 2011)

    Posted at April 30, 2015 01:10:35AM EST by Tania Rahman

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    http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/2/143.full.pdf

    https://www.aclu.org/issues/mass-incarceration/privatization-criminal-justice/private-prisons


    http://www.businessinsider.com/report-says-long-sentences-dont-deter-crime-2014-5





    Posted at April 30, 2015 11:55:52PM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    Posted at May 1, 2015 06:25:26PM EST by Tania Rahman

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    https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2014/oct/10/how-courts-view-aca-accreditation/

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    Submitted at May 3, 2015 11:00:16PM EST by Brian Manuel

    Category Tania Rahman Ahmad Amireh
    Use of evidence: 3.1 3
    Delivery skill: 3.2 3.1
    Coherence of arguments: 3.4 3.2
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.2 2.8
    Identification of key points: 3.3 3.1
    Comments: I felt you effectively created a framing issue for the debate but would have felt better if you teased out the details of your alternative to the prison system more. I believe you needed to do a better job addressing your opponents harms. Also a lot of the rhetoric you were using in the debate about the criminality of persons was not helpful and linked to her targeting arguments.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Tania Rahman

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote affirmative because Tania was able to control uniqueness to the harms of the status quo. The neg dropped the affirmatives targeting arguments and didn't have a strong argument for why reforming prisons would change the material conditions that effect prisoners now. However, the affs proposal was something that was able to alleviate targeting and provide for the beginning of a sustainable future. Since both sides agree crime is inevitable the only question that needs to be addressed is where should we focus and the affirmative was much better at controlling uniqueness for this question.


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