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Proposition: Zoha Askari (University Middle School) vs. Opposition: Sumin Park (Leaders Academy)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

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.

  • Zoha Askari
    Zoha Askari
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    Sumin Park
    Sumin Park
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    Posted at June 29, 2020 09:03:41PM EST by Zoha Askari

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    https://www.aclu.org/search/%20?f%5B0%5D=field_issues%3A36

    http://cjpp.law.harvard.edu/forensics#:~:text=The%20Criminal%20Justice%20Policy%20Program,not%20distort%20the%20judicial%20process.&text=These%20flaws%20in%20the%20forensic,unjustifiable%20risk%20of%20wrongful%20convictions

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/media/publications/improving_the_practice_and_use_of_forensic_science_policy_review_the_justice_project_2008.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjJ-O-6_J3qAhVYVs0KHRvLAuAQFjAEegQIDBAY&usg=AOvVaw2LiVyiCQKbswOxz_0_J_lQ&cshid=1593176670730

    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/248572.pdf

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/05/26/shorter-sentences-shrinking-prisons

    https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/long-term-sentences-time-reconsider-scale-punishment/

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abolish

    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/prison-reform-and-alternatives-to-imprisonment.html

    https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/responsible-prison-reform

    https://www.prisonstudies.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/handbook_3rd_ed_english_v5_web.pdf

    https://www.businessinsider.com/norways-prisons-are-better-than-the-american-prisons-2018-6

    https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/rehab

    https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48885846

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/feb/25/norwegian-prison-inmates-treated-like-people

    Posted at June 30, 2020 06:40:18PM EST by Sumin Park

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    Posted at July 1, 2020 06:34:58PM EST by Zoha Askari

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    https://www.aclu.org/search/%20?f%5B0%5D=field_issues%3A36

    http://cjpp.law.harvard.edu/forensics#:~:text=The%20Criminal%20Justice%20Policy%20Program,not%20distort%20the%20judicial%20process.&text=These%20flaws%20in%20the%20forensic,unjustifiable%20risk%20of%20wrongful%20convictions

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/media/publications/improving_the_practice_and_use_of_forensic_science_policy_review_the_justice_project_2008.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjJ-O-6_J3qAhVYVs0KHRvLAuAQFjAEegQIDBAY&usg=AOvVaw2LiVyiCQKbswOxz_0_J_lQ&cshid=1593176670730

    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/248572.pdf

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/05/26/shorter-sentences-shrinking-prisons

    https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/long-term-sentences-time-reconsider-scale-punishment/

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abolish

    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/prison-reform-and-alternatives-to-imprisonment.html

    https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/responsible-prison-reform

    https://www.prisonstudies.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/handbook_3rd_ed_english_v5_web.pdf

    https://www.businessinsider.com/norways-prisons-are-better-than-the-american-prisons-2018-6

    https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/rehab

    https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48885846

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/feb/25/norwegian-prison-inmates-treated-like-people

    Posted at July 2, 2020 07:03:25PM EST by Sumin Park

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    Posted at July 3, 2020 07:41:13PM EST by Zoha Askari

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    https://www.aclu.org/search/%20?f%5B0%5D=field_issues%3A36

    http://cjpp.law.harvard.edu/forensics#:~:text=The%20Criminal%20Justice%20Policy%20Program,not%20distort%20the%20judicial%20process.&text=These%20flaws%20in%20the%20forensic,unjustifiable%20risk%20of%20wrongful%20convictions

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/media/publications/improving_the_practice_and_use_of_forensic_science_policy_review_the_justice_project_2008.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjJ-O-6_J3qAhVYVs0KHRvLAuAQFjAEegQIDBAY&usg=AOvVaw2LiVyiCQKbswOxz_0_J_lQ&cshid=1593176670730

    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/248572.pdf

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/05/26/shorter-sentences-shrinking-prisons

    https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/long-term-sentences-time-reconsider-scale-punishment/

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abolish

    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/prison-reform-and-alternatives-to-imprisonment.html

    https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/responsible-prison-reform

    https://www.prisonstudies.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/handbook_3rd_ed_english_v5_web.pdf

    https://www.businessinsider.com/norways-prisons-are-better-than-the-american-prisons-2018-6

    https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/rehab

    https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48885846

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/feb/25/norwegian-prison-inmates-treated-like-people

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    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at July 8, 2020 01:39:41PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Zoha Askari Sumin Park
    Use of evidence: 5 3
    Delivery skill: 4.8 4.2
    Coherence of arguments: 5 4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.2 5.4
    Identification of key points: 5.4 4.3
    Comments: I would have suggested to defending only one of the subsets of the resolution instead of trying to take on all three. I'd also suggest referencing your sources in your speeches instead of just providing the links in the text box. Great job impacting out your arguments. Perhaps a little fast for your delivery on this platform.

    Great job attacking the lack of evidence and getting be to prioritize arguments that are backed by evidence. You also do a good job answering your opponent's arguments in order to impact out why debate is an important place to talk about police brutality, etc.

    I appreciate your apology at the start.
    I would encourage you to provide citations for your arguments so that way you evidence to back up your arguments. It also would have been clever to agree with 2 out of the 3 reform areas and then say the prop should be rejected for the 1 area you disagree with. Also make sure you provide more offense in your speech, don't just be so defensive. Why is UN mandated reform is bad? You do a great job explaining why the UN is a bad actor in the later part of your speech. So now just weigh that more directly against the proposition's impacts.

    You could have run a misgendering argument as a reason to vote. I don't think you need to, but always an option. You do a good job explaining your argument and responding to your opponent's arguments. You need to directly answer the question of evidence. The prop says I should only trust arguments that are backed by evidence. I don't have any sources for the arguments you're making. Either reference them in your speech "So and so, professor of such and such, argues... <paraphrase>" or put them in the citations text box. Ideally both. You give good examples and analogies.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Zoha Askari

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote for the proposition because of their argument that I should prioritize arguments that are backed by evidence and the opposition never provides sources for any of their arguments. The opposition makes smart arguments and should back them up with evidence that proves them to be true. You don't need sources for everything, but you have none. This makes it hard for me to believe the opp's arguments about fairness versus the prop's, which is backed by sources on the success of body cameras, police brutality, etc. I also don't think the opposition wins the link that things like body cameras would violate people's culture. I can imagine why they would but I need the opposition to warrant it out more. Ultimately, though, my decision comes down to the question of the existence of evidence.


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