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Police and Crime Starter Pack BAUDL Fall 2011 POLICE AND CRIME !OU DECIDE Since 1982, the United States has been engaged in what has been called a War on Drugs – among other things, this “War” is a strategy to deal with the rise o crac! cocaine use in urban communities# $ne o its lasting e ects has been an increase in %olice %resence in &merican cities# &t the same time, not unrelated, urban communities in the United States ha'e seen a continuing tide o 'iolence and crime, and many ha'e tur
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   Police and CrimeStarter Pack    BAUDLFall 2011  P OLICE   AND  C RIME  !  OU  D ECIDE Since 1982, the United States has been engaged in what has been called a War on Drugs – among other things, this “War” is a strategy to deal with the rise o crac! cocaine use in urban communities# $ne o its lasting eects has been an increase in %olice %resence in &merican cities# &t the same time, not unrelated, urban communities in the United States ha'e seen a continuing tide o 'iolence and crime, and many ha'e turned to increased unding or %olice as a solution to this 'ery serious %roblem# (ut the 'iolence does not only ha%%en within communities) in some cases this 'iolence is %er%etuated by those assigned to %rotect such communities – the %olice themsel'es – leading many to *uestion whether %olice might actually ma!e %roblems worse#  So, what should be done? Should we maintain and increase funding for the police, or direct our resources to other programs?  +he &irmati'e lan is a %olicy %ro%osal to reduce police presence in urban communities throughout the United States.  +his side o the debate claims to ma!e a %ositi'e dierence through three main ad'antages- clearing the way or youth %rograms) creating .obs) and ma!ing it %ossible or communities to band together to %rotect themsel'es# +he negati'e argues that reducing the %olice %resence in urban communities will only lead to more 'iolence and the ta!eo'er o gangs in urban communities# /t also argues that community %olicing is a %ositi'e strategy in reducing %olice abuse and ma!ing our cities more sae# Who is right and who is wrong0 +he answer is u% to you#1   Police and CrimeStarter Pack    BAUDLFall 2011 ELCOME   AND  # O$  $ IPS elcome to De%ate& Debate is an o%%ortunity or you to build your 'oice and be heard# When you debate, you will ha'e the chance to s%ea! your mind on to%ics rom /ra* to %o'erty in the inner city, and to %ro'e your s!ills against young %eo%le rom all o'er the bay# Debate is a s%ort- it calls on you to .oin a team, re%resent your school, and win tro%hies, cham%ionshi%s, and %ries# / you commit yoursel to this s%ort you will ha'e much un) most im%ortantly, you will gain the tools to better yoursel, to earn college scholarshi%s, and to s%ea! u% or your entire community# 'at i( De%ate) Debate is a com%etition between two teams, each with two debaters# $ne team ta!es the &irmati'e, %ro%osing a %lan to change the world and e%laining why it is a good idea# +he other team is the 3egati'e, who attac!s the %lan and tries to %ro'e that it will do more harm than good#  +here are 8 s%eeches and 4 cross eaminations in a debate round# 5ou and your %artner will each ta!e the lead on 2 s%eeches 61 7onstructi'e and 1 ebuttal and 1 cross eamination#2   Police and CrimeStarter Pack    BAUDLFall 2011 :   Police and CrimeStarter Pack    BAUDLFall 2011 # O   $O  U SE  $ #IS  P AC*  ;'ery %age o this %ac! ollows a ormula designed or two %ur%oses- to gi'e you the su%%ort you need to ma!e solid arguments, and to challenge you to ma!e these arguments creati'e and com%elling# $'e (et+,-&  +he bo at the to% o each %age gi'es an introduction to what the %age<s arguments will be about# 5ou can read this aloud in the debate, or .ust use it or your own reerence#  !o, make t'e kno.led/e&  +he %oint o debate is building your own %ersonal intellectual %ower – not .ust reading the thoughts o other %eo%le, but e%ressing your thoughts# When you see the curly brac!ets, that is your cue to insert your own %oints# =a!e sure to su%%ort e'ery %oint you ma!e with evidence  – but remember that e'idence can come rom your own e%eriences and the e%eriences o %eo%le in your community as well as academic or e%ert sources# $a/ o,r eidence& When you see the straight brac!ets, that is your cue to  make a tag.  (elow these brac!ets will be writing rom an e%ert source on the to%ic 6the “card”- write your own srcinal summary – in a sentence or two at most – that hel%s the .udge understand the e'idence you are about to read# Card( ;'ery %age will gi'e one %iece o e'idence su%%orting the argument – remember that this is .ust the start, and it is your .ob to ind more e'idence to bac! u% your %oints#  +he citation , at the to%, tells you where the e'idence comes rom – read at least the last name and the year# +he card  below the citation – .ust li!e the e'idence you ind yoursel – is usually worth reading aloud in the debate, and worth 4   TagIt:
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