Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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The following consists of the complete season release of cases and briefs from for the topic listed below. Upon purchase, you will have access to a Word Document containing each of the cases and briefs listed. NOTE: Notice the release dates at the footer of every page. It is strongly advised to check each hyperlink before running any piece of evidence in an official debate round.

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its criminal justice system.

Monument Introduction Articles
  • History of US Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Law Up to the Birth of the United States
    • The Bill of Rights
    • Other Constitutional Amendments
    • Beyond the Constitution
    • The Sources of Federal Law
    • The Trial Process
    • The Political Landscape of Criminal Law
    • Conclusion
  • Status Quo of US Criminal Justice
    • Policing
    • Courts
    • Prisons
  • Case Summaries
  • Lesson for Teaching
    • Worksheet
    • Answer Key
Monument Cases, 2A Extensions and Negative Breifs
  1. Victims of Circumstance The Case for Reversing In Re Antrobus by Matthew Baker
  2. Policing for Profit The Case for Asset Forfeiture Reform by Vance Trefethen
  3. Wanted Dead or Alive The Case for Abolishing the Federal Death Penalty by Rob Parks 
  4. Say Goodbye to Hollywood The Case for Reduced DNA Sampling by Vance Trefethen 
  5. Smuggler’s Blues The Case for Drug Legalization by Matthew Baker 
  6. Kicking the Habit The Case for Drug Courts by Matthew Baker 
  7. The Eyes Have It The Case for Eyewitness Testimony Reform by Vance Trefethen 
  8. Runaway Jury The Case for Grand Jury Reform by Vance Trefethen 
  9. Promises to Keep The Case for Closing Guantanamo by Vance Trefethen 
  10. Serious Reservations The Case for Indian Justice Reform by Vance Trefethen 
  11. Knock Knock The Case for Reversing INS v. Lopez-Mendoza by Vance Trefethen
  12. Deal With the Devil The Case Against Plea Barganing by Vance Trefethen
Purchase includes two Word documents covering the content listed above:
  1. Monument Introduction Articles
  2. Monument Cases, 2A Extensions and Negative Briefs

History of This Resolution

NCFCA 2011-2012 Policy Resolution

This sourcebook was provided in print edition for the 2011-2012 NCFCA resolution listed above, the resolution debated for the 2012 NCFCA National Tournament at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Monument Publishing provided a summer print copy with 12 cases, all available in this download. Monument Publishing ran a camp in the summer of 2011 in Colorado at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. The group of NCFCA debaters who attended did particularly well in competition.