1. Curfew, with parents. This debate could occur at home. It serves the purpose of the child possibly getting a later curfew. It does help arrive at a better decision, because if the parent can hear the child's point of view, they might be able to understand and relate more to their child, rather than sticking to only what they want. This debate is unstructured, because there is no written evidence, or a specific schedule to follow. This effects the decision making process because the parent can hear the child's point of view, see/ hear the evidence, and then make the decicion.
2. In a Courtroom This debate occurs in the courtroom, in front of witnesses, judges, defendents and prosecuters. The purpose of this debate serves as a way of justifying your side of the story. You can try to prove yourself innocent, or prove the other person guilty, or prove the point of the reason of being in court. It does help arrive at a better decision, because the judge can hear out the different people in the court, and get to recognize each of their stories, and base the decision upon those stories. Generally this is structured, because they have schedules to follow, and written evidence.
3. Presidential debates-occur in a variety of places, usually in a well known place. The purpose of the debate is to win votes for their potential presidency. Sometimes it helps arrive at a better decision, but usually people have their mind set on who they want to vote for.
Structured. It effects the decision making process because people can hear what each of the candidates have to offer, and then decide who to vote for.
4. Religion- there is not one specific place where religion is debated, but one example is in the middle east. The purpose of these debates is to prove that one religion is more supieror than the other. This usually does not arrive at a better decision because people stick to their religion, and often times people end up dead. This is not usually structured. It effects the decision making process because the people of the opposite religion need to decide what to do; whether to convert, or stick to what they believe in.
5.Amount of Homework- This is debated in school, with the teachers.. The purpose is to (hopefully) reduce the amount of homework students get. (student perspective) the teacher's perspective would be that if there is more homework, the students would learn more. It doesn't usually result in a better decision. It is usually unstructured. This effects the decision making process because the decision is up to the teacher, and if they agree with the students, the homework load could possibly be reduced.