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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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Vulnerability to Internet Predators - Vulnerability to Internet Predator The publicity about online predators that prey on naive and inexperienced young children using trickery and violence is largely inaccurate. Internet sex crimes involving adults and juveniles more often fit a model of statutory rape which is adult offenders who meet, develop relationships with, and openly seduce underage teenagers than a model of forcible sexual assault or pedophilic child molesting (Wolak et. al., 2008). However, prepubescent children are even less vulnerable because their internet use is generally more supervised by the parents and guardian....   [tags: children, sexual abuse, explotation] 1595 words
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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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Wolf and Coyote Derby Turns Tiny Idaho Town Into Battleground - A wolf and coyote derby taking place this weekend has turned a small Idaho town into a battleground between hunters and animal rights activists. Animal rights groups such as WildEarth Guardians had protested the event, supposedly on the grounds that the derby organizers needed permits from the U.S. Forest Service for the hunts to take place. However, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale ruled the permits weren't necessary, and the event could proceed. Derbies, such as the one taking place in Salmon, ID, are nothing new around the western state....   [tags: hunting, predators, protests] 1125 words
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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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Too Young For Facebook: The Dangers of Children Having Facebook Accounts - Everyday younger kids are making social networks pages this introduces them into a new world that hardly knew anything about. There are so many reason why younger girls and boys shouldn't be on social sites at certain age. Sexual predators aren't the only dangerous thing about the internet, their peers could also assualt. In very few cases younger kids can be misleading and get someone older into some legal trouble. The internet is a public place that people of all ages and race can access all of your information....   [tags: predators, bullying, lying]
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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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What is the Risk of Social Media In the Classroom? - There are places and content offline that is inappropriate to students and so it is online. This has been a major concern for educators and the society as a whole. However this does not deter the increased use of technology including social media in the classroom. Social media tools have become a part of people’s lives so it is easy to integrate it in the classroom, (Brooks, 2014). However, there are many risks associated with integrating social media tools in the classroom just as there are risks associated with the traditional use of online tools....   [tags: faculty, predators, firewalls]
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The Complex Communication of Gibbons - ... While the exact sounds of these monkey’s calls are not known from this article, it is however determined that their songs and or calls have no natural connection to the object that is being symbolized. Another core design feature of language is productivity. Productivity refers to the idea that language users can create and understand novel utterances (Bauer, 2006, pp. 49-57). Humans are able to produce an infinite number of diverse messages by combining the elements of language in different ways....   [tags: language, predators, songs]
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The Road to Complete Extinction - There is a new rumor: if humans harvest deer antlers, crush them up, and eat them, any illness, or disease, one has will be cured. Thousands of people run to the woods to kill deer. Hunters are growing angry because their trophies are being killed prematurely. Conservationists warn of the dwindling numbers of the male deer population. Deer antlers are going for thousands of dollars on the streets in cities like Detroit and Chicago. Soon enough, money-hungry killers start a new rumor: hooves from any gender of deer can have miracle health benefits as well....   [tags: extinction, predators, prey, environment]
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The Rise of Elder Abuse - ... The groundbreaking Elder Justice Act is a section of legislation contained within the Affordable Care Act. It has earmarked $777 million over a four year span to increase aid to elder victim services such as Adult Protective Services and Forensic Centers. The EJA also establishes an Elder Justice Coordinating Council and a National Advisory Board (Dong, 2012). According to Kohl, Sanders, and Blumenthal (2012) “To date, however, major steps forward in national policy and strategy on elder abuse have not been taken, in part because Congress has failed to provide sufficient funding” (p....   [tags: population, criminal, predators, financial]
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The Brown Spider Monkey - ... Brown spider monkeys reside mainly in the high canopy of the rainforests though they can also be found in the middle and lower strata. To travel the brown spider monkey hangs, swinging from branch to branch, rather than walking or running on all fours. The brown spider monkey is very well adapted and important to life in the evergreen rainforest. Brown spider monkeys feed on a variety of fruits, leaves, and flowers and play a significant role in dispersing seeds throughout the rainforest ecosystem....   [tags: habitat, predators, ateles] 539 words
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Internet and Child Pornography - The Internet has become such a vast and quickly growing technology that law makers have had difficulty keeping up with the technological advances within the internet grid and the sick minds of individuals. One specific area of concern is internet safety regarding minors, especially in the area of pornography. There is a controversy that surrounds the policing of the Internet for illicit activities such as pornography that has been going on since the early 1990’s between the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties group that claims policing the Internet would take away personal freedoms from Americans in the form of freedom of speech....   [tags: COPA, Minors, Predators] 1296 words
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The Psychopath’s Trade Mark - `“Good people are rarely suspicious; they cannot imagine others doing the things they themselves are incapable of doing...Then, too, the normal are inclined to view the multiple killer as the as the one who’s as monstrous in appearance as he is in mind, which is about as far from the truth as one could well get...these monsters of real life usually looked and behaved in a more normal manner than their actually normal brothers and sisters: they presented a more convincing picture of virtue than virtue presented of itself—just as the wax rosebud or the plastic peach seemed more perfect to the eye, more what the mind thought a rosebud or a peach should be than the imperfect original from which...   [tags: serial killers, social predators] 1436 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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Is the ‘Sucker Foot’ of Myzopoda Aurita a Kind of Adaptation That Enhances Their Survivorship? - Introduction The Myzopoda aurita is one of the bat species that can adherent themselves to vertical spheres, such as smooth leaves. By Thewissen and Etnier (1995), with these particular pads, they can roost inside the rolled leaves of palm trees, which is an efficient way to avoid being detected by their predators. In other words, the ‘sucker foot’ is then an important organ in improving its survivorship. There are in total six species of bats that have this kind of ability, which can be divided into two families....   [tags: bat, leaves, predators, organ, surviror]
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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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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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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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Preditors and Prey in Organisms - Firstly I will start from explaining words predator and prey. Namely in ecology predators are those animals that survive by quarrying on other animals or plants for food. Many predators hunt and eventually kill their prey for example owls are predators and they prey on mice. Predatory animals may hunt in groups like wolves or may be a lone hunter like leopards. Preys are the organisms hunted by predators. Puffer fish is a great example of an animal which has an anti-predation protection mechanism....   [tags: survive, animals, puffer fish] 640 words
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Male Predators and Female Prey: Gender Roles and Rape Culture - In American society, there are so many cult-like obsessions. The culture of social justice is one of them, and unfortunately the most prominent. A facet of social justice is rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” (1) Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against women and gender diverse peoples ) are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence." (2) At it...   [tags: sexual, violence, victims] 2093 words
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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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What Makes a Predator? - All predators have different skills that help them daily. Which of those skills makes them a predator. Most animals have some kind of skill that they adapted because they had another skill that was weak. An example would be a white tiger. They are large animals so to help them hide on the Tundra, where they live, their coats adapted to being white instead of orange. Eagles have those kinds of adaptations too. One of them is their eyesight which allows them to spot prey from the air up to two miles above the Earth (Zoo books 1-17)....   [tags: adaptations, venom, camouflage ] 570 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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Wildlife Services Predator Control - The sole purpose of Wildlife Services predator control is to prevent commercial livestock losses from predation by wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and other wild carnivores (NRDC, 2011). They work with state and local governments and use a combination of lethal control methods like trapping, poisoning, and gunning. There are many different types of trapping, poisoning, and gunning. There are four main apparatuses used for trapping. Leghold traps are designed to catch the animal by the toes, foot, or leg, with a tightly gripping metal trap....   [tags: Commercial Livestock Losses, Predation]
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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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Characteristics and Reproduction of the Fairy Shrimp - Fairy shrimp are about 1/2 to 1 1/2 inch crustaceans swimming upside down. They have two sets of antennae and 11 pairs of leaf-like swimming legs. The colors of the shrimp are determined by the substances of the food source in the pool which the shrimp inhabit, it is usually constant among the beings of the waterway. Male shrimp have an enlarged second antenna used to catch the female during mating. Female fairy shrimp often have a litter sack on their abdomen. There are normally more females than males....   [tags: movement, eggs, preditors]
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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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The Mantis Shrimp, Stomatopoda: A Look at the Force and Speed of The Underwater Strikes of a Violent Predator - In the tropical oceans of the South Pacific lurks a predator that violently launches itself at its prey and spears it with raptor-like blades. These animals have been known to reach speeds so great that they can break aquarium glass. They are a crustacean commonly known as mantis, shrimp and they belong to the phylum Arthropoda and the class Stomatopoda. All have an exoskeleton, which means their bodies do not have internal bones for support. Other characteristics of Arthropod's are segmented bodies and bilateral symmetry....   [tags: subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca]
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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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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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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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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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Adaptations of Black Panthers - ... Black Panthers are rare to be spotted by human in the wild because of it Adaptations as well as its behaviors. Black Panthers are “nocturnal and solitary animals that are incredibly powerful and fearless animals that are feared by many because they are very aggressive (Panther, 2008).” Black Panthers behavior patterns I believe will help them get off of the endangered list because if we won’t see the in the wild because they are high in the trees sleeping then they won’t have the opportunity to get use to the humans presents....   [tags: predator prey relationships, habitat, behavior]
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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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Your Local Predator: Fast Food - Your Local Predator: Fast Food As the fast food empire grows ever so large, parents are lacking the authority to take it upon themselves to protect their brethren from this unforeseen menace. People in the drive-thru line are there because they are willing to compromise healthfulness for convenience and taste, which at the time seems worth the trade. Parents really need to control their child’s eating habits until they are capable for judging for themselves. Do you really think that fast food is worth all the damage that it will do, and has done to your body....   [tags: health, fat, confidence]
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Cats’ Response to Bird Calls - For years cats have had some kind of predatory behavior inside of them. Bird calls can be heard every day by humans and animals, but how an organism reacts to the sound of a bird can vary. Humans are able to identify more varieties of birds than cats, but cats are still able to distinguish between a local bird and a non-local bird. Cats respond more often to local birds than non-local birds, due to cats hearing local birds more frequently than non-local birds. We first need to look at the predatory behaviors that occur in cats when local birds are apparent in their area....   [tags: predatory behavior, insticts, birds]
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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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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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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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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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