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Editors Robert H. Chaires and Bradley Chilton collect fourteen articles exploring issues of the legal system, international law, corrections, justice, and equality. Scholars in law, political science, criminal justice, sociology, education, and public administration provide a ...
Editors Robert H. Chaires and Bradley Chilton collect fourteen articles exploring issues of the legal system, international law, corrections, justice, and equality. Scholars in law, political science, criminal justice, sociology, education, and public administration provide a truly interdisciplinary perspective on the Star Trek universe and how it relates to the real world of law and justice today.
Star Trek Visions of Law and Justice is for anyone interested in what the future holds for the American justice system and for fans of Star Trek worldwide. It makes an ideal text to teach students interdisciplinary academic concepts using a familiar, popular media phenomenon.
|Introduction: Where Few Scholars Have Gone Before||7|
|A Note About the Editors and Authors|
|Section 1||Star Trek and Law||11|
|Law, Justice, and Star Trek||13|
|The Law of the Federation: Images of Law, Lawyers, and the Legal System in Star Trek: The Next Generation||26|
|The Interstellar Relations of the Federation: International Law and Star Trek: The Next Generation||73|
|Legal Development: Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise of Constitutional Interpretation||114|
|Section 2||Star Trek and Justice||134|
|Where No Woman Has Gone Before: Feminist Perspectives on Star Trek||136|
|Visions of Corrections in Star Trek: Something Old, Nothing New||160|
|Crime and "Repentance": Justice Administration and the Moral Self in a New Age||174|
|The Understanding of Evil: A Joint Quest for Criminology and Theology||203|
|What Color is an Android?: Some Reflections on Race and Intelligence in Star Trek||219|
|Section 3||Star Trek and the Future||234|
|Star Trek as a Pedagogical Vehicle for Teaching: Law and Justice||236|
|Four Visions of the Century Ahead: Will It Be Star Trek, Ecotopia, Big Government, or Mad Max?||246|
|Star Trek and Stare Decisis: Legal Reasoning and Information Technology||255|
|Utopia vs. Dystopia: The Quantum Mechanics of Star Trek||266|