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Prison Abolition Affirmative and Negative (Amar Adam)

Amar Adam Amar Adam is Assistant Debate Coach at the University of Kentucky, one of the premier college debate programs in the United States and home of the Tournament of Champions. He currently coaches the top-ranked team in the United States. Over the past 5 years, Amar has had an impressive record of accomplishments in college debate as both a student and a coach. As a student, he captained the University of


Plea bargaining affirmative and negative PLUS bibliography

Affirmative — General Coercive plea bargaining has poisoned the criminal justice system (2020) Innocence is irrelevant in the age of the plea bargain (2017) The Deal You Can’t Refuse — The Troubling Spread of Plea Bargaining (2018) Coerced Consent: Plea Bargaining, the Trial Penalty, and American Racism (2019). Mental Competency Law And Plea Bargaining: A Neurophenomenological Critique (2016).  Discussion of neoliberalism in a paper on plea-bargaining may seem superfluous, perhaps

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108-Disproportionate number of black youth in the criminal justice system Chapan & Kirby, June 2020, Francesca Kirby defends and prosecutes a broad range of offences in the Crown and Magistrates Court. This has included appearing in cases involving violence, sexual offences, drugs, dishonesty and confiscation proceedings’ Zoe Chapman has experience defending and prosecuting cases involving dishonesty offences, drugs, RTA, violence and sexual offences, as well as confiscation and forfeiture proceedings,


Criminal Justice Reform Capitalism — Specific Links (James Allan) and Backfiles

James Allan is an experienced and hard-working member of the policy debate community, taking part as a competitor, coach, and judge for the past nine years. He attended Lakeland High School in New York where he focused mostly on ‘traditional’ policy debate argumentation, ultimately earning one bid to the Tournament of Champions and finishing sixth overall at the NSDA Championships. In college, James pivoted towards the critical side of the argumentative


CLS and Legal Reforms — Files, Citations

Butler — Yale Law Journal — The critique of rights has evolved to many sets of critiques.55 One description on a website curated by a group of legal theorists who teach or have taught at Harvard Law School summarizes five basic elements: (1) The discourse of rights is less useful in securing progressive social change than liberal theorists and politicians assume. (2) Legal rights are in fact indeterminate and incoherent.


Bibliography: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following:

The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing Websites — Liberal Criminal Justice Reform Equal Justice Initiative  Marshall Project ACLU General Reforming Expansive Crime Control & Sentencing Legislation in an Era of Mass Incarceration: a National and Cross-national Study (Fall 2019). This article is an excellent overview of all of the major