Star Trek Visions of Law and Justice

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Robert H. Chaires, Bradley Stewart Chilton
University of North Texas Press, 2003 - Law - 296 pages
Star Trek Visions of Law and Justice weds popular media with academic inquiry, by illustrating the connection between the future world of Star Trek and today’s American and international legal system.

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.
 

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Some of the essays are well-written and entertaining, and focus on the canon and its possibilities. Others just use the topic as a launchpad into their own legal theories, without actual relevance to the ST universe. Read full review

Contents

Star Trek and Law
11
Law Justice and Star Trek
13
Images of Law Lawyers and the Legal System in Star trek The Next Generation
26
International Law and Star Trek The Next Generation
73
Captain James T Kirk and the Enterprise of Constitutional Interpretation
114
Star Trek and Justice
134
Feminist Perspectives On Star Trek
136
Something Old Nothing New
160
A Joint Quest for Criminology and Theology
203
Some Reflections on Race and Intelligence in Star Trek
219
Star Trek and the Future
234
Star Trek as a Pedagogical Vehicle for Teaching Law and Justice
236
Will it be Star Trek Ecotopia Big Government or Mad Max?
246
Legal Reasoning and Information Technology
255
The Quantum Mechanics of Star Trek
266
Copyright

Justice Administration and the Moral Self in a New Age
174

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Robert H. Chaires is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is the author and coauthor of numerous articles on minority and civil rights issues in criminal justice.



Bradley Chilton is a professor of criminal justice at Appalachian State University. He is the author of Prisons under the Gavel: The Federal Court Takeover of Georgia Prisons.

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