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ERIC Number: ED170897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
People, Law, and the Futures Perspective.
Franks, Betty Barclay; Howard, Mary Kay
The technology being developed today will create an extensive array of new legal problems for the citizens of the future. This booklet outlines a study unit designed to introduce today's students to these problems and to the factors that will have to be considered in their solution. The course is organized around five topics: the changing nature of humanity (consideration of the impact of robots, clones, artificial insemination, organ transplants, cryonics, and related topics); people's rights in the future; current and required government planning for the future; the changing nature of crime and criminology; and the changing requirements of justice, the courts, and prisons. The course involves discussions, role-playing, mock trials, and other activities intended to encourage students to become active participants in the society of the future. (Author/PGD)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
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