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Proposition: Lucas Hinds (Outschool Online - Intermediate) vs. Opposition: JENNY LEE (Leaders Academy)

Judge: Ian Miller (University of Oklahoma)

Resolution: Resolved: The United Nation should require countries to uniformly enact substantial criminal justice reform in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.

  • Lucas Hinds
    Lucas Hinds
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    JENNY LEE
    JENNY LEE
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    Posted at June 30, 2020 12:04:19AM EST by Lucas Hinds

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    Posted at July 1, 2020 02:51:42AM EST by JENNY LEE

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    https://qz.com/1396994/where-does-the-un-get-its-money-a-simple-explanation-of-a-complex-system/#:~:text=In%202016%2C%20the%20organization's%20total,28%25%20of%20the%20peacekeeping%20budget.

    https://www.un.org/en/sections/what-we-do/

    Posted at July 1, 2020 11:25:40PM EST by Lucas Hinds

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    Posted at July 3, 2020 09:24:55AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at July 3, 2020 09:24:32PM EST by Lucas Hinds

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    Submitted at July 5, 2020 01:15:29PM EST by Ian Miller

    Category Lucas Hinds JENNY LEE
    Use of evidence: 3 3
    Delivery skill: 3 3
    Coherence of arguments: 3 3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3 3
    Identification of key points: 3 3
    Comments: You had great speeches and addressed their points well. However, I think it might be good to change your strategy slightly to spend less time on definitions/framework in the opening speeches and spend more time describing the reform you are advocating. This would help you be more persuasive to me. You could argue that even if they win that reform isn't practical it is the only ethical option for countries to take. You had great speeches - but I would maybe ask less questions and instead spend more time arguing about the implications of those questions or detailing them out more. For example, you could spend more time arguing about how much money the reforms would cost, or you could describe more differences in law between other countries. I think that you did a good job of arguing why reform was not the most practical idea but I think that you could be more persuasive by finding more reasons why reform would actively make things worse.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Lucas Hinds

    Reason for Decision:

    This was a good and very close debate. I ended up voting for the proposition because the UN reforms would help improve criminal justice, even if they aren't the perfect solution. I think that the opposition spends too much time arguing why reform isn't the most practical or most easy solution and doesn't spend enough time proving why reform would be bad and make things worse.

    I ended up finding the proposition's arguments about countries choosing to cooperate despite their apparent differences (due to international pressure from the UN) persuasive and sufficient to combat the opposition's arguments.


    2 Comments

    Jenny Lee thank you for a good close debate. You almost had me on a couple of your points. I hope you do good in the rest of the tournament. Good luck!! - Lucas Hinds on July 5, 2020 at 01:31PM EST
    Thank you for the insightful comments Mr. Miller! - Lucas Hinds on July 5, 2020 at 01:27PM EST

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