. School team debates
. School team debates usually occur in school auditoriums or in school theater.
. The purpose school debates serve is to learn how to debate or to express your opinion about a certain subject in an argumentative way in a educational way,
. Yes it usually does help arrive at a better decision.
. The debate is usually structured with rules, time limits and such.
. It usually make the decision making process more difficult mentally because there is a lot of pressure for time, competition and lack of experience debating.
. Civil Court debates
. Civil Court debates usually occur in civil courts (hence the name)with a judge.
. The purpose of civil debates is usually to decide how much money someone owes another person when they do something bad to them with evidence.
. Yes it does help arrive to a better decision usually but sometimes it doesn't (like in the movie Civil Action).
. The debate is structured because it has rules and sometimes has time limits also.
. It makes it difficult to debate sometimes because they have to remember all sorts of rules and have to really think about what they say because a mistake can hurt his/her case.
. Criminal Court debates
. Criminal Court debates usually occur in courts with a judge.
. The purpose of criminal court debates is to decide whether or not the criminal is guilty with evidence.
. Yes it does help arrive to a better decision usually but sometimes the criminal is innocent when he is really guilty or vice versa.
. The debate is structured with time limits etc.
. It makes it difficult to debate because there are many rules and you have think about what you say or it could hurt the case.
. Sport debates
. These debates can occur all over the place like in cars, lunchrooms classrooms etc.
. The purpose these debates is to decide who is the best sports team, player, coach etc.
. Usually it helps arrive to a better decision but often it comes down to who is th best debater on these sort of things.
. This type of debate is unstructured because it has no rules.
. This can effect the decision making process because anything can be said no matter how outrageous or inappropriate (like saying that the Vikings are the best team in the country.