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Online Predators and the Need for Preventative Measures - The Internet is an immense database that provides users with a tremendous amount of information on research, commerce, and entertainment. Unfortunately, as the internet keeps advancing, online predators continue to become more successful in what they do. The internet is an ideal network for pedophiles to pursue their interests and fixations with young children. It enables them to locate and interact with adolescents more rapidly than ever before. Although the idea of pedophiles luring children in on the internet is a horrifying image, it is happening....   [tags: Online Predators, internet, information techonolog]
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Florida vs Sexual Predators - The debate about sexual predators and how they should be handled has been discussed for years. In Florida it has been no different and the debate still continues today. This paper will discuss Florida’s approach to sexual predators and the laws which, prohibits conduct considered to be predatory. Florida’s approach to sexual predators is to have criminals convicted of predatory acts or crimes against society to register in a sexual offender data base that was passed under the Florida Sexual Predator’s Act in 1997....   [tags: Sexual Predator Law]
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The Internet and The Increase of Online Predators - A change has occurred regarding the increase of online predators. The internet has been one of the most important technological advancements this century. The internet has allowed people from all over the world to communicate with family, friends, and strangers. But it has also caused major concern. With everyone communicating through online forums, social networks, and chat rooms, it is impossible to figure out who the people are talking to. With the internet, people are able to live multiple lives....   [tags: online forums, social networks, and chat rooms]
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Sharks: Predators with a Purpose - Shark. For many, their size, power, and great, mouthwatering jaws fill us with fear and fascination. Not for me, I’m bewitched by them. Sharks kill only a few people each year, but media coverage and movie representation of attacks have marked sharks as voracious killing machines. Our fears—and appetites—fuel an industry that hunts more than 100 million sharks each year and threatens to purge these vital predators from the oceans. The shark is an enchanting creature, over 400 different swim in the ocean today....   [tags: mouthwatering jaws, marine life]
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A Comparison of Sexual Predators - Although the definition of rape might be concise, the crime itself can be extremely variable depending on the situation and predator. It was once widely conceived that rape and other sexual crimes where primarily lust motivated. Recent information, however, suggests that stimulus can be as multi-faceted as the perpetrator themselves. Discrepancies in such facets as motivation and opportunity are variations that can limit the profiling and apprehension of sexual criminals. One of the most common dissimilarities amongst rape criminals is the likelihood for re-offense....   [tags: Rapists, assault, sexual]
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10 Most Dangerous Predators in the World - Dangerous predators have appeared on the face of this planet since the first organism developed. Predation is of utmost importance for the ecological system to maintain its balance. Predators use their unique skills for hunting. If we compile a list of the most deadly predators humans would certainly top the list. They have overpowered and hunted the most vicious and largest animals. Humans have even brought many species on the brink of their extinction. Here is a list of the 10 most dangerous predators in the world: 1. Mosquito A mosquito may seem to a mere common insect but it is one of the deadliest....   [tags: Human Deaths per Year, Ranking] 1370 words
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We Must Safeguard Children from Online Predators - In the recent years, our society is witnessing a rapid growth in underage sex crimes due to the online predators. Crimes originated from the internet activities are impacting all cultures, religions and geographic locations. Unfortunately, many sick individuals are overlooked by our law enforcement, and as a result they are victimizing children nation-wide. There is no worse crime than the attacks against youngsters because they are the future of our nation and thus our most precious jewels. The internet is a great tool with abundant benefits, but it has also increased danger because it can be anonymous....   [tags: Internet Security ]
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Are Parents Clueless About Child Predators on the internet? - Child Predators Online In today's world, personal technological devices are seemingly impossible to live without; but like any addiction, there are dreadful side effects. By the time a child reaches the age of 6 or 7, they have already been exposed to frequent technology use by their parents, older siblings, and often use a device of their own. As a result of this, they believe that the computer is a safe haven, so they go to their computers. Since children keep technological secrets, pedophiles, or internet child predators, are ubiquitous, and parents do not spend enough time with their children, parents are clueless about child predators on the Internet....   [tags: child safety, digital age, technological safety]
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Predators And Ecosystem Management - Predators and Ecosystem Management Natural Resources Management Predators have an everlasting effect on different kinds of ecosystems. They influence there ecosystems by controlling the abundance of lower species certain habitats. In this article, “Predators and Ecosystem Management” by (James A. Estes). He explains results of case studies that indicate important ecological roles for predators in a huge coastal ecosystem. The main challenge in this article is to determine if there are recurrent patterns else where in nature and to also understand when and where they occur....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cats As Carnivorous Predators - Cats as Carnivorous Predators Throughout the course of evolution the cat’s ability to survive in the wild has become extremely dependent upon its hunting ability. In order for feral, or undomesticated, cats to survive on their own in the wild they have developed hereditary traits and instincts from their ancestors throughout time. Though these hereditary traits that they have inherited are helpful for undomesticated cats, they can often cause problems when domesticated house cats revert back to the ways of their ancestors, often influencing the ways that cats kept as pets are managed....   [tags: essays research papers] 860 words
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Sexual Predators - Sexual Predators Childhood is supposed to be a time of discovery and play, not abuse. Was there ever such a world. Sexual predators have been lurking this planet for decades; now they're being marked for life because of there actions. Neighbors and the home towns of sexual predators are being alerted of their crimes and whereabouts by local police. Such towns have responded by putting up signs in their town, "CHILD MOLESTER TWO DOORS DOWN" (Popkin, pg 73). Others responded by burning or flooding their new neighbors out (Popkin)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1211 words
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Internet Predators - Internet Predators In recent years, the Internet has become the number one choice for doing research. A person can find information on just about anything. There are websites devoted to cooking recipes, musicians, schools, and pornography. Many schools will even allow students to apply for admission over the Internet. Schools such as California State University, Northridge give students an option to register for classes through the school website, making it quick and easy to get classes. The Internet is truly the "information superhighway." Not everyone who accesses the Internet uses it for research....   [tags: Internet Predation]
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Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Predators and Prey in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Throughout Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the author demonstrates the greed of Capitalism and how it gives politicians and businessmen the ability to exploit the immigrants population. Sinclair's main purpose in naming the book, The Jungle, is to put the reader's focus on the heartless politics of Capitalism. If he had named the book Stockyards or Packingtown, a person's concentration may be solely on these places. It is evident that Capitalism does not equally distribute the industries ruling, but rather allows certain groups to dominate the workers....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays] 779 words
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Predator - Prey Relationships - Predator - Prey Relationships The relationship between predators and their prey is an intricate and complicated relationship; covering a great area of scientific knowledge. This paper will examine the different relationships between predator and prey; focusing on the symbiotic relations between organisms, the wide range of defense mechanisms that are utilized by various examples of prey, and the influence between predators and prey concerning evolution and population structure. Symbiosis is the interaction between organisms forming a long term relationship with each other....   [tags: Predators Animal Kingdom Biology Essays]
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Safety on the Net - The Internet is a brilliant tool for men, women and children, who are in search of information for work, school, or for just surfing the web. Kids today are so much more computer savvy than the older generation because they are taught at an early age how to operate them and how to communicate with family and friends on them. Cyber predators are always lurking through the internet to find our children to abduct and sexually abuse or in some cases even murder them. It is vital that all parents understand that children can be indirectly victimized through conversation, through instant messages like Yahoo, MySpace, and Facebook, as well as the transfer of sexually explicit information and materi...   [tags: Internet Predators]
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Cell Phones for Young People Useful or Distracting? - There has always been controversy as to whether texting and cell phone use can cause young people to be less likely to be able to concentrate and focus. As young citizens we have the right to be able to own a cell phone and not be criticized using it for educational reasons. Phones give you access to the internet, teach responsibility, and is an emergency access to contact parents; however it can cause cheating in class room areas by sharing answers, it can distract people from doing work in class, and can lead to online predators harming someone....   [tags: online predators, emergency ]
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Be Careful About Giving Away Personal Information over the Internet - Right now, all across the world are internet predators. Now-a- days, anything is possible to find on the internet. Does anyone ever think about the consequences when giving too much information online . People need to be aware of the security risks on the internet. Everyone should be cautious of hackers, rapist online, and cyber bullying. It’s very essential for parents/ guardians to know about the websites their teenagers go on; also, make sure the websites are appropriate for their age. Numerous people give too much personal information online....   [tags: internet, predators, cyber bullying,] 557 words
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Why do Meerkats have Different Alarm Calls? - It is known that in some species alarm calls play an important role in intra-specific communication and vigilance behaviour. They are encoded in two different ways (Zuberbühler et al., 1999). The referential alarm call contains information about external events while the affective alarm call provides information about the caller's motivation (Manser, 2001). Two well-researched non-human primates using predator specific alarm calls are ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) and also the vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) (Evans et al., 1993)....   [tags: Suricata suricatta, predators, alarm call]
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The Internet as a Safe Haven - Nowadays, every news story involving the Internet is related to it being used as a medium for harm. The media shows a story about a teen rising above cyberbullying, but not about a teen who finds the courage to reveal his or her sexuality because of a welcoming online community. In an era where so many possibilities are open for Internet use, it is inevitable that people will use it harmfully. Stalkers, sexual predators, and identity theft are what define the Internet these days because of the degrading coverage of it by the media....   [tags: media, sexual predators, identity theft]
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Misunderstandings in Gender: Women Sexual Predators - There are many heinous crimes that have saturated our society; news reports of a woman being attacked while walking to her car late at night, a child being abducted and his frantic mother pleading with the assailant to let her child go. There is a common theme threaded into the reports we frequently see plastered on our television screens and that theme is masculinity in crime. It seems almost unfathomable that a woman could commit murder, least of all a sex crime. Due to this distorted thinking of the masses, society has shaped judicial systems worldwide to panelize women less frequently and even less harshly than their male counterparts....   [tags: Sexism Criminal Justice]
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Technology and Catching Child Pornography Users - In this society today, fathers of children all the way to school psychologists are being caught with child pornography today. The crime for child pornography has been becoming a very serious situation and has led to 4,000 arrests, 1,600 people charged and 1,200 convictions. What new technology does is create opportunities to do as a job that customers want done, such as helping police find crimes on the internet. The arrests in child pornography have majorly increased based on the help of technology in society today, the help of online chat rooms, high-technology-based police work, and a simple white van....   [tags: online chat rooms, watchers, users, predators]
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The Importance of the STATIC-99 and MnsSOST-R - Introduction The federal and state governments have laws which permit for the legal confinement of sex offenders deemed to pose a risk to themselves or others. In Kansas v. Hendricks (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court set forth the following criteria potential offenders must satisfy in order to be civilly committed: 1) a past of committing sexual offenses; 2) a mental disorder or impairment; 3) some form of volitional impairment; and 4) a significant risk of committing a sexual offense in the future....   [tags: Sexually violent predators]
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Sexual Predatory Laws of Alabama - Even though Alabama’s sexual predators laws are considered strict, it does not negate the fact Sexual predators often rob their victim of innocent that is never recovered. Furthermore, these sexual predators seek the most vulnerable persons in society to seek assault sexually. Alabama’s laws seek to alleviate however, predators many time will return to a predatory lifestyle even after prison. Technology has only served to enhance sexual predators’ ability to reach out to it victim in private by way of chat room and other social networks....   [tags: Sexual Crimes, Laws, Alabama]
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The Predatory Mite Fauna of Punjab - Mites belonging to the family stigmaeidae are known predators against the phytophagous mites and small soft bodied insects. A survey was conducted to explore the predatory mite fauna of Punjab (Pakistan), a new predatory mite species of genus Eustigmaeus (Eustigmaeus hooriaae) was collected from Ameen Pur Bangla, 20 miles away north from district Faisalabad (Punjab) from Triticum aestivum (straw husk) by Bilal Saeed Khan and described here in this manuscript. Specimens were mounted on the glass slides with the help of Hoyer’s medium....   [tags: Animal Behavior ]
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Multinational Corporations (MNCs): Predators of Lesser-Developed Countries (LDCs) - Imagine you only earn 12-14-cent-an-hour for your hard work, imagine you work with toxic chemical glues, paints and solvents everyday. Multinational Corporation is a company that make and sells a product in more than one country. Multinational Corporation are harmful because of bad working condition, low wage and long hours, bad future and life. Multinational corporations are harmful because they have bad working conditions. According to Sweatshop Fact sheet, workers who work for J.C Penny are beaten and eat the bad food in America Samoa....   [tags: International Business Economic] 1318 words
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Social Sites: Virtual Playgrounds or Predatory Hunting Grounds - Social interaction via internet has become a raving craze, but the debate of online safety measures necessary for children using social sites has become a hot topic of discussion. Social sites open the door to online interaction with friends, relatives, and classmates; but they also enhance the risk of interaction with online predators. Representative Michael Fitzpatrick, from Pennsylvania, is a sponsor of the Deleting Online Predators Act. He is an advocate for extreme online restrictions for children who use social-networking sites....   [tags: Social Networking ]
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Online Sexual Predator - One out of every five youths online is approached by an online sexual predator, with the integration of social networking; these numbers are alarmingly on the rise (Guo). In present day, it is nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t at the very least know of social networks, so it is crucial that the general public know about the many negative effects these networks bring. It’s even more imperative that the public know that any existing or rising social networks are not to be trusted. Social networking could be considered negative for society as it provides sexual predators with opportunities, is a source for unhealthy addiction, and disconnects users from the real world....   [tags: social networks, facebook]
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Functional Response in Relation to Predator-Prey Interaction - Predation refers to the consumption of one organism known as the prey by another known as the predator in which the prey is alive when the predator first attacks it. Predation is beneficial to the predator and harmful to the prey. This is a broad group which covers a wide variety of interactions and numerous types of predators. For the purpose of this essay we will concentrate on classifying predators according to their individual taxonomic and functional responses. When the predator and the prey meet they will interact with each other....   [tags: Predation] 955 words
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Users, Losers and Scammers: How to Spot a Predator - We have all watched television shows, we have heard the warnings, and have read numerous articles that expose internet predators and pedophiles. Most of us are aware of the dangers surrounding children and teenagers as they navigate the internet’s virtual world. There is no shortage of predators online. Chris Hanson has a very popular show called To Catch a Predator that has helped bring awareness to the public of this heinous crime against children, and while this is extremely important to know and prevent, there is another large segment of society that is at risk too....   [tags: Psychologyy]
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The “Predator” - The war in Afghanistan started in October 7, 2001. The U.S. forces, with the support of the United Kingdom and the Afghan United Front, also known as the Northern United Front, launched what we know today as Operation Enduring Freedom. The U.S. would be fighting the first of two wars, the other in Iraq, but we would find that out later. The goal of the invasion was to find Osama bin Laden and other high ranking Al-Qaeda members. Then we were to take out the Taliban regime that was helping them....   [tags: Military Technology] 1464 words
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Mortality of Reintroduced or Trans-Located Animals - A major impediment to recovering declining populations successfully is the mortality of reintroduced or trans-located animals. It is of the general assumption that captive-born animals might lose their anti-predator behaviour abilities in captivity, but studies rarely compare predator recognition abilities of captive-born and wild-captured animals to test this. Predators often kill reintroduced and trans-located animals, and this mortality is often a considerable hindrance for successful population recovery....   [tags: captivity, predator, annti-predator skills, MIS]
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Emerald Ash Borer and Insectivorous Insects - Introduction Predator-prey relationships are complex interactions involving many factors that may influence the stability of each population of species. Avian insectivores and their relationship with the different species of insects they consume is one of these relationships that has become of interest in recent years. Widespread outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetles in the Southeast, Emerald Ash Borers in the upper Midwest, and Bark Beetles in the Pacific Northwest are killing various tree species in forests including pines and ash....   [tags: entomology, biology, predator, prey]
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Returning the Wolves to the Wild: The Restoration of a Great Predator - A beautiful, clear night in the Rocky Mountain backcountry, stars fill the moonless night sky, and one can not help to think of how peaceful it is. Traveling through the backcountry, you have encountered more wildlife than you have people. Suddenly, the silence of the evening is interrupted by the howl of a wolf, alerting all to its presence. The howl is soon answered by another, closer howl. You can feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck as you realize that you are not alone in the wilderness, with the top predator lurking nearby....   [tags: Wolf Reintroduction]
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The Economics of Predatory Pricing - The Economics of Predatory Pricing Introduction Predatory pricing “is alleged to occur when a firm sets a price for its product that is below some measure of cost and forfeits revenues in the short run to put competitors out of business” (Sheffet p.163-164). The reason firms take the short term loss is because they hope to drive out competitors and raise prices to monopolistic levels. By doing this, they covered their short term loss to make even greater profits in the long term than they would have by not using predatory tactics (Sheffert)....   [tags: Business Economics]
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Loss of a Predator: the Gray Wolf Vs. California - California's last solitary wolf was reportedly killed in 1924 in Lassen County. Once a widely distributed species throughout the Pacific Northwest, the settlement of European Americans brought the eradication of the Gray wolf from California. Bounties on wolves had been established in Europe dating back to ancient Greece, so consequently European settlers came to America with this plan in mind. An early Plymouth Colony established a fine from "whoever shall shoot off a gun on an unnecessary occasion, or at any game except at an Indian or a wolf" (Hampton 63)....   [tags: American History] 903 words
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Predatory Business Practices - This module described various predatory practices by businesses. Using scholarly resources, describe some specific examples of predatory practices. Should the debtor or borrower bear some responsibility, at least in some instances. Explain why or why not. Predatory business practice is an unethical, predatory approach that a business undertakes to control the market or maximize profit. There are several predatory practices in play today like predatory lending, predatory mortgage servicing, predatory borrowing, predatory pricing etc....   [tags: Business, Abusive Loan Terms]
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The Application of Linear Algebra in Our Daily Life - Eigenvalues and eigenvectors is one of the important topics in linear algebra. The purpose of this assignment is to study the application of eigenvalues and eigenvectors in our daily life. They are widely applicable in physical sciences and hence play a prominent role in the study of ordinary differential equations. Therefore, this assignment will provide explanations on how eigenvalues and eigenvectors will be functional in a prey-predator system. This will include background, history of the concept and explanation on what is meant by eigenvalues, eigenvectors and prey-predator system....   [tags: eigenvalues, eigenvectors,prey-predator system]
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Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass - Why I Hunt: A Predator’s Mediation by Rick Bass Five years ago you could have found me hiding under my covers, praying to a god that I no longer believe in with my eyes shut tightly—but not anymore. These nights I offer up a two minute thanksgiving for the sake of karma; I look out into the darkness and I recognize the shadows as objects in my house rather than the faces of my dead grandfathers. It feels good to open my eyes, but I’ve traded in that old ignorant twinkle for a steady calmness. I still duck and cover when an insect the size of my pupil is within five feet of me, but from a distance I know that I am not so different from the tiny creature....   [tags: Hunting Women rick Bass Essays] 841 words
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Predatory Lending in the Housing Industry - The Ethics of Predatory Lending in the Housing Industry The real estate industry is thriving with approximately sixty-eight percent of all Americans being homeowners. With low interest rates, 1st time home buyer down payment assistance programs, and government funded educational opportunities (i.e. the Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati), the real estate and mortgage lending industries will continue to flourish. However, there are some unethical lending practices that are threatening the housing industry as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Legislation and Predatory Lending in the Mortgage Industry - Legislation and Predatory Lending in the Mortgage Industry The American Dream has been one of this nation's most enduring ideals of the past half-century. Presumably, every young couple, low-income family, and incoming immigrant hopes to one day produce 1.7 kids, obtain 1.3 cars, and of course purchase the house with the white picket fence. But fulfilling these goals costs money; and the aforementioned groups are among the least financially stable in the country. These people's need for extra funding has led to the extension of credit to large segments of the population who were previously deemed unqualified....   [tags: Business Finance Essays]
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Critically Assess the EC Competition Law’s Approach to Predatory Pricing - Introduction Predatory discrimination has a special place both in law and economics because it can be seen as an instrument of abuse. From a point of view, price cutting is a useful way for competition and has benefits to customers. However, from the legal and economic aspects, there is not an agreed definition of predatory pricing. In spite of this, it is very important. To understand predatory behaviors, dominant position and abuses should be understood. This paper will start with the definitions and arguments on dominance and abuse....   [tags: Economics]
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The Dangers of For-Profit Education - An attractive, and seemingly affordable, alternative to traditional universities are the for-profit institutions that have gained popularity in recent years. They offer the convenience of community college accessibility with the promise of full degrees. The concept has been around for decades, Devry Institute can trace its roots back to 1931 ("Devry university historical," ), however they truly flourished with the 1992 redefinition by Congress of the 90-10 rule which defined and institution of higher learning for the purposes of government student aid ("Q&A on the," 2012)....   [tags: predatory learning institutions]
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Wolves: An Unwanted Predator - Wolves: An Unwanted Predator Vigorous as a predator, affectionate toward its pack, the gray wolf elicits both fear and admiration among humans. This fear, along with ignorance, inspired a movement to eradicate the gray wolf from the lower forty-eight states in the early 1900’s. By the early 1930’s, gray wolf populations had been completely eliminated from the Rocky Mountains (Bangs, et al 147). In 1973, congress passed the Endangered Species Act that protected any wolves that naturally migrated from Canada (Bangs, et al 147)....   [tags: Wildlife Animals Gray Wolf Essays]
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Predatory Men in William Faulkner’s Novel, Sanctuary - Predatory Men in William Faulkner’s Novel, Sanctuary William Faulkner’s novel, Sanctuary, is replete with subtlety and symbolism. En route to Old Frenchman’s Place, Temple Drake thinks of baseball players in the Saturday game she is missing as “crouching, uttering short, yelping cries like marsh-fowl disturbed by an alligator, not certain of where the danger is, motionless, poised” (37). In creating such an image of predation, Faulkner prepares the reader for Temple’s arrival at Old Frenchman’s Place —the prey/predator metaphor lending itself perfectly to Temple’s situation vis-à-vis the men there....   [tags: Faulkner Sanctuary] 676 words
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Hester - Predator or Prey in The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter: Hester - Predator or Prey. The Scarlet Letter had a controversial plot when it was published in 1850. The main character, Hester Prynne, and her scarlet "A" have been a symbol of adultery for over one hundred years. It is hard to determine whether Hester should be considered a predator or the prey throughout this novel. Individual upbringing and teachings could create a predetermined opinion of Hester and the sin of adultery. Hester's beauty was breathtaking. Her dark hair and brown eyes were alluring....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 957 words
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Transmission of Schistosomiasis - Transmission of Schistosomiasis - mediated by chemical communication Living organisms use a variety of cues to find their prey, to mate, to move and to hide from their predator. These cues can be visual, auditory or olfactory. Olfactory cues often require a release of chemical from a source towards which an organism could be attracted to or be repelled from. From single celled bacteria to large chordates like sharks use chemical communication for different purposes. However, the most prevalent role of chemical communication is disease transmission....   [tags: Living Organisms, Prey and Predator]
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Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection - 1. The number of prey decreases whilst the number of predators remains constant however, there might be an increase in the population of the fittest predator even though the total number would not change. In addition to that each predator has different capabilities and those capabilities allow them to survive much better than the other predators, for example the hands were the fittest because they were equipped with the best tools for gathering food, whilst the clothes pegs were the least effective....   [tags: Natural Selection Essays] 640 words
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Atlantic Puffin Research Paper - Common Name: The animal chosen is the Atlantic Puffin, also known as the Common Puffin. Scientific Name: The Atlantic Puffin’s scientific name is Fratercula Arctica. Puffins are part of the Auk family, which is classified as the Alcidae family. They belong to the order Charadriiformes, a diverse order of small to medium sized birds that commonly live near the water. (A few occupy deserts and rain forests.) Habitat: The Atlantic Puffin mates and raises its young in a burrow, usually in the soil between the rocks on steep, ocean-facing cliffs....   [tags: Common Puffin, Fratercula Arctica]
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Axolotl Evolutionary Adaptations - The Axolotl, a crucially endangered neotenous species of mole salamander, has adapted to fit its environment so it can easily catch food and evade predators. The Axolotl’s habitat is the lake system of Xochimilco that is near Mexico City, Mexico. This shallow, fresh water lake complex has a temperature range of 6- 20°C and a pH of 7- 12. The complex also has the Axolotl’s primary food sources of mollusk, insect larvae, and other crustaceans. However, with the introduction of foreign species such as the Asian Carp and the African Tilapia, the Axolotl now has predators that may eat and threaten it, and it has competition for the animals it usually eats....   [tags: mole salamander, biology]
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Confession of Moral Bankruptcy - Confession of Moral Bankruptcy State and local governments are both challenged by the problems of sexual predators. This issue has been addressed at the federal level for many years, but now state and local governments are being given the responsibility to change policy. What this paper will examine are three major issues. This paper will examine what state and local governments are doing in context to the civil commitment issue. Secondly, once sexual predators are given the opportunity to return to society there is always the fear that they will commit crimes again....   [tags: Sex Offenders Crime Essays]
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