ERIC Number: ED120839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
ERIC First Analysis: 1976-77 National High School Debate Resolutions (How Can the Criminal Justice System in the United States Best Be Improved?)
Huber, Robert B.
The goal of this booklet is to assist debaters in developing problem-solving skills as represented in the 1976-77 debate topic: How can the criminal justice system in the United States best be improved? The sections of this document focus on the need for criminal justice reform; procedural steps in the criminal justice system; discussing or debating penal reform; lack of uniform codes; and gun control. The sections are geared toward the 1976-77 discussion questions and debate propositions. Such topics are discussed as police detention, prosecution, adjudication, procedures in the Department of Corrections, victimless crimes and prison population, need for new standards, pretrial delay, quality of probation and parole officers, mandatory sentences, and prisoner's rights. A lengthy reading list related to the debate topic is also included. (TS)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Criminal Law, Debate, Justice, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Speech
Speech Communication Association, 5205 Leesburgh Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.; Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.