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Inconsistent Terminology for Emerging Technologies

- Inconsistent Terminology for Emerging Technologies Emerging technologies affect not only the computing world but other worlds as well. In the past ten years the English language has expanded to include new terms such as blog and instant messaging. Unfortunately, not all new words are reviewed and approved by a central source and often common terminology fragments into different styles and usage. Perhaps the word web site best typifies this behavior. Although a web site is hardly new in terms of technology, publications have been rife with inconsistent usage....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Ugly World of Competitive Figure Skating

- The Ugly World of Competitive Figure Skating For every Olympic games, there always seems to be some type of scandal or drama. The 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City proved itself to be full of this excitement and controversy. That year the scandal appeared in one of the most popular events, figure skating. The competition was between the Russian and Canadian figure skating pairs. The Russians showed a performance full of technical difficulty without pulling it off completely. Their performance was marred by simple mistakes....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Against Gender Norms in Sports

- Against Gender Norms in Sports Against Gender Norms A controversial topic that is prevalent in the sport world today is the gender division of acceptable sports for males and females. American culture places stereotypes on athletes who choose to participate in sports that are deemed as nontraditional for their particular gender. At the same time American culture is being broadened by these courageous athletes. These athletes are enduring criticism based on cultural norms as well as the social affects on their own personal lives....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Should We Really Give Children the Vote?

- Should We Really Give Children the Vote. Sixteen year old Vita Wallace is an activist for children’s rights. In her argument, “Give children the vote,” she attempts to show that an injustice has been made to citizens of the United States. Wallace’s major claim, or thesis (McFadden, 2003), is that citizens under the age of 18 shouldn’t be denied the right to vote on account of age. Rather, she argues, children should be allowed to vote at whatever age suits them individually. By saying individually, she is using a qualifier, words and phrases used to limit and modify the overgeneralization of claims (McFadden)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America

- Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America Not having experienced much of the past is a mixed blessing. What's grotesque, shocking and unheard of to older Americans might seem normal, perhaps just a bit curious, to younger Americans. For example, last year New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial brought suit against gun manufacturers to recover carnage costs in his city. This January, Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell met with his advisors to consider whether the City should sue gun manufacturers for creating a public nuisance since guns were used in Philadelphia's 400-plus homicides....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

- Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) The controversial topic I decided to choose was Michigan’s plans on preventing the spread of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) in the white-tailed deer and elk herds. Many areas throughout the United States have broken out with this deadly disease, like Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, and even the province of Saskatchewan. The problem with CWD originated from Saskatchewan, where captive deer became infected with this disease that affects the nervous system....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Impact of Computers on Children

- Impact of Computers on Children Children growing up in this generation are experiencing a greater impact from computers than in the past. In the past, children and adult, could make a life without a computer, as it wasn’t a necessity or found to be all that useful from time to time. A higher level of dependency on these computers has been established, and society only has more to come in the future. The technology that comes with these complex machines is becoming more developed and is making everyday tasks simpler for most....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Computer Cryptography

- Computer Cryptography When I first read the term computer cryptography, I thought that it was a technical term for “hacking.” After looking up “cryptography” on an on-line dictionary, I was sure I wasn’t far from the truth. But after further examining the topic, I find I am only partly right. Computer cryptography is a very complex thing. According to David Banisar [1], “Cryptography provides a means of accomplishing two crucial functions-encryption and authentication.” In order to understand cryptography, I think it is best to first look at encryption and authentication....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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The Future of Computer Technology

- The Future of Computer Technology Where is the future of computers and computer intelligence heading. Is it good. Is it the wrong direction yet the right track. A look into the past, the present, and the future of computers will likely make up the mind of a person who hasn’t thought about this topic. From a humanist stand point, I do not think the future is bright but from a computer development stand point, the future look endless. The computer was first thought up by a guy named Alan Turing who figured there could be a machine that could do mathematical equations without human interaction....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Using Computers in My Work

- Using Computers in My Work What comes to mind when you hear the word computer. When I realized what profession that I wanted to go into I didn’t realized just how much computers will affect me. I decided around the age of sixteen or seventeen that I wanted to become an executive protection specialist, also known as a bodyguard. I never really gave it much thought about it. After putting some thought into it I discovered that computers in general, especially laptops, will play an important part in a bodyguard’s daily day to day business in the near future....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Plagiarism and the Internet

- Plagiarism and the Internet Plagiarism has always been a problem in schools. However, with the invention of the internet, it has made plagiarism even more of a challenge. Plagiarism.org, “estimates that nearly 30 percent of all students may be plagiarizing on all their written assignments and that the use of the Internet has made plagiarism much worse.” [1] The act of plagiarism can be defined as, “To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own, to use (another’s production) without crediting the source, to commit literary theft, to present as new and original as idea or product derived from an existing source”2....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Technology and Medicine

- Technology and Medicine Technology has had a great impact on society when it comes to medicine. Medical technology has been around since the cave man began using rocks as tools to perform trephening. Since then there has been many new advancements in medicine due to technology. From painless needles to robots used for surgeries technology is around to stay. Painless needles are one way technology is improving society. Needles are always scaring young children and even adults. Now with the new painless needle pediatricians can give vaccinations pain free....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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- Cryptography Cryptography is the science of preparing communication intended to be intelligible only to the person possessing the key or method of developing the hidden meaning by cryptoanalysis using apparently incoherent text (Encarta Encyclopedia). The movie mercury rising is a good example of cryptography. It’s about a little boy who is autistic. The little boy can do puzzles such as cryptography easily. One day while on the computer the boy cracks a highly secretive government code. The governmental agency wants the young boy found and killed for cracking the code it took years to write....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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The American Family Association

- The American Family Association A simple observation of television commercials between segments of a sitcom can find many aspects of life that our founding fathers worked to eliminate. Those who laid the building blocks for this country built it with trust in God. They wanted to build a country based on the Bible. In today’s society, that goal is no longer a priority, and violence and sex are seen each and every day. However, there is one group that is working to re-establish these morals in today’s society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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The Concept of Information

- The Concept of Information There is such a point of view that information is an abstract unit as an invariant of informational processes. Information consists of object, procedural and morphological components.We have an opportunity to consider that information consists of object and procedural components. So we have the relation-functional concept of information.Information has such attributes as syntactics, semantics and pragmatics. These attributes are relational definitions. Semantics and pragmatics are considered to be external features (characteristics) of the definite syntactics....   [tags: Exploratory Research]

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Technology, Criminal Investigations, and Ethics

- Abstract         This paper discusses several implementations of modern technology in criminal investigations, and the ethical issues that accompany these techniques, focusing on the tradeoff between security and privacy. Specific topics include centralization of information, telecommunications, and general technology. Cases are cited for each topic, as well as a discussion of the ethical issues involved.             With the advent of modern technologies, the face of criminal investigations, and indeed daily life, has been irrevocably altered....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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MP3 File Sharing and the Future

-    Abstract: This paper discusses the ethical and legal issues of online sharing of  MP3 music files.  The technology exists to effectively distributes music to consumers, and the recording industry is trying to stop this practice as they fear that they will lose revenue.  Many artists, whose music is being shared, support the technology.  By working together, on-line file-swapping companies and the recording industry could revolutionize the way music is distributed to consumers.               Everyone who uses the Internet has heard of some way to swap MP3 files back and forth.  A lot of people who don't even use the Internet have heard of Napster, Scour, Aimster, Gnutella, etc.  Why is...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Licensing vs. Certification of Computer Professionals

- Licensing vs. Certification of Computer Professionals        Abstract:            Recent movements have attempted to either certify or license computer workers in order to promote professionalism. Certification of computer professionals is a more informal approach that would not be legally required, and it would promote professionalism while maintaining the flexibility necessary for a maturing discipline. Licensing, on the other hand, would imply a set of legal requirements for all computer professionals.  In this paper, I will show that there are two main problems with licensing.  First, the exact definitions of specific sub-fields are still unclear because the field continues to change...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and DeCSS

-    Abstract:          This paper discusses the ongoing court battle between the Motion Picture Association of America, supported by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and various defendants regarding the DeCSS program and its source code.  DeCSS is a utility that allows the circumvention of the encryption built into most DVDs.  Specifically, the paper examines the implications of the court decision on a range of issues including source code as free speech, HTML linking, and fair use.               In 1998, the United States Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  Congress intended the bill to update US copyright laws to deal with digital media.  They believed tha...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Repercussions of Overindulging Children

- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Repercussions of Overindulging Children Mary Shelley teaches us all well the long range effects of spoiling a child to the extreme in her novel Frankenstein. Set in the mid-19th century, the novel details the life of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created. However, it also serves as a model of the ultimate repercussions of overindulging children. This is an issue too few parents bother with today. As their own parents did their best to provide well and ensure a better life for them, today's parents are of same mind, regardless if they had a "lacking" childhood or not....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Free Essays on Crime and Punishment in Various Countries

- The effectiveness of the United States' criminal legal system has been questioned and scrutinized by the media and legal analysts for decades. Even with laws to lengthen sentences and to try younger offenders as adults, the overall crime rate in the nation is still on the rise. But why is it that in places like Iceland and Singapore crime rates are so low yet both countries have very contrasting criminal laws. It has been brought to my attention that Congress will attempt to create an entire new criminal legal system for the states to adopt in an effort to finally make the streets of America safer for its citizens....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Educational Awareness of the Computer and the Internet

- It seems that persons presently in the workforce and those students who are now graduating college know less about the computer, its functions and the internet when compared to the younger generation. These days the children in elementary, middle and high school have more access to the computer and the internet than we did when we were younger. The internet has become the modern way of communication and research for the younger generation. The coming generation knows more about links, search engines, and "surfing the web"....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Essay on Internet Privacy - Cookies and Internet Privacy

- Cookies and Internet Privacy   Student José Amador likes to use his email account at yahoo.com. "I find paper so obsolete," he says. Amador is not worried about the privacy of this account. Perhaps he and the many other people that use yahoo email should be concerned, however. All users of Yahoo mail are having their actions tracked.   Yahoo monitors the actions of users, in part, by using "cookies." Cookies are small files that record visits to web pages. When you open up a cookie dispensing web page, the web server sends one or more of these files to your browser....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Computerization's Effect on the Recording Industry

- Computerization's Effect on the Recording Industry       Abstract:  Music is one of the oldest known forms of human expression.  It has not, however, been left unchanged by the rapid computerization that has dramatically altered so much of our society.  The recording industry plays an important role in the world of modern music, and it has been affected more profoundly than most other areas of music.  This essay identifies ways in which the introduction of computers and the internet have affected the recording industry, specifically in terms of music distribution and the emergence of new musical styles.  It assesses whether these changes are beneficial or harmful to the recording industry...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Trends In Copyright Infringement: A Review of Two Predictive Articles

- Trends In Copyright Infringement: A Review of Two Predictive Articles       Abstract: In 1995 Lance Rose and Esther Dyson wrote articles in Wired Magazine expressing polarized views on the future of copyright law and copyright infringement.  This essay reviews those articles, analyzes each article's accuracy as defined by current trends years later.               Over the past decade the societal view of creative society has greatly changed due to advances in computer technology and the Internet.  In 1995, aware of the beginning of this change, two authors wrote articles in Wired Magazine expressing diametrically opposed views on how this technological change would take form, and how it...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Free Essays on Terrorism: Europe's Contempt Toward the U.S

- September 11 and Europe's Contempt Toward the U.S Lest we forget the heroic resolve of our many European "allies," the French surged forward into the fray last week. Well, perhaps "surging" isn't quite the word, and the "fray" has become a meager affair as of late. Their token gesture to join the U.S. and Great Britain in orchestrating a Northern Alliance victory amounts to little more than tactical cowardice, a dashing display of minced words and foot-dragging that only the French seem capable of....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Internet - Tracing the Source of Denial of Service Attacks

- Tracing the Source of Denial of Service Attacks        Abstract:  Denial of service attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent and serious, yet the anonymity that these attacks affords the hacker provides no means for a victim to trace the attack.  The weakness of the TCP/IP protocol allows for this anonymity, yet it would be very difficult to change this protocol.  Savage, Wetherall, Karlin, and Anderson present a method for tracing back the source IP address and network path of denial of service attacks....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Internet - Fight for Survival of E-Commerce

- The Fight for Survival of E-Commerce      Abstract:  How can e-businesses be successful in the new millennia?  This paper looks at both the industry-wide and individual company trends that are developing, from what it takes to remain competitive, to public assurance in security.   It hasn't been an easy year for e-commerce.  With so many e-businesses failing, and just as many emerging, the key to survival has been the attraction and retention of customers.  Different companies need different approaches, however, with one being the use of online coupons.  At the same time, the industry is getting a better image as security is addressed - more specifically, the confidence of buying online...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Alcohol and Alcoholism - Binge Drinking

- Binge Drinking Binge drinking results from a student's submission to peer pressure, the lack of outside control over the student, and the denial that drinking leads to severe consequences. Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks in a row for men and four or more drinks in a row for women during a two week period (Wechsler). Many students partake in binge drinking to be socially accepted into a group. Other students find it difficult to make the choice to be the sober outsider. Many binge drinkers realize that there is little immediate outside influence to push them away from the alcohol and they abuse their independence....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Effects of Gangs

- The Effects of Gangs What is a gang. According to Steven Sachs, a probation officer since 1978, it is "a structured, cohesive group of individuals, usually between the ages of eleven and twenty-five, who generally operate under some form of leadership while claiming a territory or turf," (Sachs XV). Distinctive clothing, the use of special street names, language, symbols and signs, and the committing of organized and spontaneous criminal acts describe some of the characteristics of a gang....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Essay on Benefits and Dangers of Virtual Reality

- Benefits and Dangers of Virtual Reality Although still in its, infancy, virtual reality will have a substantial effect on our future way of life. Virtual reality already has made astounding progress in the world of commercial design, and it is predicted to have a tremendous impact on everyday life as well. Virtual reality, when more available, will have various uses ranging from recreation to basic communication. The applications of virtual reality into different fields of occupations and research will have both positive and negative effects on our society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Essay on the Art of Chaos

- The Art of Chaos Abstract:  In this paper, I will attempt to explain the nature of Fractals. Both natural and computer generated fractals will be explained. At the end, I hope the reader has a rudimentary sense of fractals in terms of both art and geometry. Most people live in a state of semi-chaos. Isn't your cluttered desk an example of the chaos in the world. The words chaos and pattern seem to be a dichotomy, but fractals are both of these things. Basic definitions of fractals include the words self-similar, chaotic, and infinitely complex....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Chaos in Art and Literature

- Chaos in Art and Literature       Abstract:  The following paper deals with the expanding world of the new science of chaos. Chaos is unique because it can be applied to all the core sciences, and more importantly it can be applied to subjects not considered to be science. The paper below deals with the evidence of chaos in literature and art, and how it functions in this world. While many aspects of the chaos present in art and literature are different from the science of chaos, some similarities still emerged and can be seen when examined closely....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Cyberporn Essay - California and Lewd Matter to a Minor Over the Internet

- California and Lewd Matter to a Minor Over the Internet On August 3, 2000, the California Court of Appeals for the First Appellate District, Division Five, affirmed the conviction of defendant on two counts of attempting to distribute or exhibit lewd matter to a minor via the Internet.(People) This essay explores the development of this verdict. The Court rejected defendant's Commerce Clause and First Amendment challenges to Cal. Pen. Code §§ 288.2(b) which makes it a crime for every person "who, with knowledge that a person is a minor, knowingly distributes, sends, causes to be sent, exhibits, or offers to distribute or exhibit by electronic mail, the Internet ..., to a minor with...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Alcoholism and Drinking - Alcohol Abuse and the State

- Alcohol Abuse and the State In our country today there is a serious problem plaguing families and people everywhere. This problem is alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, and it is not something that will go away. According to many sources this problem can cause many implications and can casue severe harm to those it touches(Venturrelli 222). And one of the main problems with the disease of alcoholism, is that it does not effect just the drinkers, but everyone who cares about them. It is seen as impossible to ever cure all situations of alcohol abuse, but is possible to help those who have a problem and to try and prevent others from becoming addicted....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Genetic Engineering: DNA Testing and Social Control

- DNA Testing and Social Control Pragmatism is the name of the game when it comes to taking away freedom. The public tends to be against any attempt to curtail civil liberties across the board. It is standard practice, however, to for the government to violate the rights of certain groups in the name of public safety or to fight crime. This is what is happening with the government collection of DNA samples. The state of New York announced on August 5 that it intends to collect DNA samples from every person in prison, on parole, or in probation in that state for one of a specified list of crimes....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Runner's High

- If nothing else before has motivated the slothful to take up an active lifestyle, perhaps the promise of a natural high will finally lure couch potatoes away from the tube and into the gym. For years, long distance joggers and runners have reported feelings of euphoria replacing the pain of physical exertion caused by long bouts of exercise. This euphoria gives them a feeling of effortless movement and has become a mythical goal known as "the zone." (Goldberg 1988) This speculation of the existence of "runner's high" has even inspired a legal controversy - in 1992, a jogger who was hit by a car brought a lawsuit against the driver....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Is Pornography Good?

- Is Pornography Good. Pornography is the theory, Rape is the fact. Robin Morgan, editor of the famous feminist magazine Ms., was quoted as saying this thought provoking statement. This really makes one stop and think. How closely related are pornography and rape, or any violent act for that matter. Many surveys and research studies have been done to answer just that. But the findings have been highly debatable. On one hand, you have people who feel that there is no correlation between the two, that pornography is used only for personal enjoyment, and it stops there....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Child Prostitution and Pornography

- Child Prostitution and Pornography Sexual abuse of children has become a public concern only recently in the United States, young girls and boys have been used to satisfy adult sexual desires for most of our history. Castration of boys, fondling, forced genital or anal intercourse, and sale for prostitution were common through much of Western history. "It was not until the sixteenth century that laws were enacted in England to protect girls and boys under the age of ten from rape and sodomy." (Knudsen,106) p In the nineteenth century, after the exposure of the "white slave" trade, in which young girls were sold or kidnapped and forced into prostitution, the concept of "age of consent" de...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Legislation and Prostitution: Do They Coincide?

- 'Legislation and Prostitution: Do They Coincide. Throughout research the question: 'What exactly is the definition of pornography?,' has been asked several times. This is the answer to this very common question, "according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1973), pornography is 'Written, graphic, or other forms of communication intended to excite lascivious feelings.'" Pornography being such a broad topic as it is has been reduced and in this reading the basis of pornography, will be centered around, Legislation in part with Prostitution....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Pornography and Prostitution

- Pornography and Prostitution The topic that I have been researching for the past few weeks has been prostitution. It has been very interesting so far. The studies have shown just exactly what the problems with prostitution are. In some of the older books I read, historians were interested mainly in discussing the attitudes toward prostitution but in more recent work the focus has been on prostitutes themselves including their range of alternatives, their conditions of work, their health and life spans, their careers-and interaction between prostitutes and others, such as reformers, clients, or bosses....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Women Eutrepranuers - The Next Step

-     During the 1990's, American women have made unprecedented moves away from corporate business into the home-based work world. Seeking a way to incorporate their career and personal interests with family responsibilities, they are tearing down the stereotype of Supermom and replacing it with Mompreneur, a new image that allows for more creativity, flexibility, and personal expression. The growth of home-based women-owned businesses has been phenomenal, especially when the traditional role of women is taken into consideration....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Genetic Engineering: Monsato's Roundup Ready Soybeans

- Roundup Ready Soybean (RRS) is "an intelligent solution in favor of the environment," claims Monsanto, the agricultural chemical company that makes genetically engineered RRS (Greenpeace). Likewise, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims "it [Roundup Ready Soybean] does not require premarket approval" and "the special labeling [of it] is inappropriate" (Whitmore). Nowadays we can find information about genetically modified food anywhere. However, many people have been poorly informed about genetic engineering....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Terrorism, Surveillance, and Radio-Transmitters

- Terrorism, Surveillance, and Radio-Transmitters       ABSTRACT: This paper is an introduction into the discussion of different types of surveillance equipment. The paper centers on different intelligence agencies worldwide that use surveillance equipment, the types of information they need, and how they go about gathering the information. There is also a discussion on the most common type of surveillance equipment used by intelligence agencies, the radio transmitter. The transmitter is described in detail and its myriad of uses in surveillance are illustrated....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism

- Oklahoma City and Low-Tech Terrorism Abstract: Ammonium nitrate can be a very beneficial compound when used correctly. It has allowed American farmers to produce more and better agricultural products for decades. The Oklahoma City bombing revealed ammonium nitrate's dark side, however. That bomb, constructed from basic fertilizer, awakened America to the dangers of the common compound. It also caused America to loose its innocence of domestic terrorism. On April 21, 1995, America was forced to come to grips with terrorism on a scale never before witnessed on American soil....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Terrorism - Analysis of Pan Am 103 and the Tokyo Subway

- Lessons from Pan Am 103 and the Tokyo Subway      ABSTRACT: Terrorists were very active long before September 11. This essay reviews the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and the March 1995 gas attack in the Tokyo subway. The results of these terrorist acts, who carried them out, how they were carried out, and what can be done in the future to prevent such incidents from happening again are all investigated.   On December 21, 1988 the world was shocked as a Boeing 747 Pan American Airlines flight from London's Heathrow Airport to New York City crashed in a fiery ball due to a terrorist-placed bomb in the forward luggage compartment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Techno-terrorism

- Techno-terrorism and the Future of Civilization       "Modern terrorism, with sophisticated technological means at its disposal and the future possibility of access to biological and nuclear weapons, presents a clear and present danger to the very existence of civilization itself"--Justice Arthur J. Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg's statement expresses a valid concern that has become an alarming reality. As terrorists trade pistols for airplanes and pipe bombs for nuclear explosives, technology is rapidly increasing the power, range, and effectiveness of attacks that terrorists are able to execute....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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A Case Study of Campbell County, Kentucky

- Government and Politics: A Case Study of Campbell County, Kentucky        Campbell County, Kentucky offers a very interesting case study of politics at work. The many different variables that can possibly affect how counties as a whole vote are present in Campbell County, and the interplay between all these variables is the topic of this paper. In order to accurately predict the outcome of the election, it is important to be familiar with all the different socio-economic factors that influence the daily lives of the people who are pulling the levers in the voting booths....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Alcohol and Drinking - Alcoholism

- Alcoholism It was a rainy Wednesday afternoon and little Tommy was struggling to cross the slippery puddle- filled streets. The crossing guard at the corner felt a tug at her leg and it was Tommy waiting to cross. He waited patiently at the corner until traffic seemed to clear. The crossing guard began to lead Tommy across the street when out of nowhere a car sped around the corner and without acknowledging the crossing pedestrians, ended little Tommyþs life. Tommyþs parents were called at work and notified of the horrible accident....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Alcoholism and Drinking - Alcohol and Personality

- Alcohol and Personality Alcoholism is a road often traveled yet there is no light at the end. The road only leads to a life of depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and much more. These are all common unwanted personality traits that we experience at one time or another. However, alcoholics exhibit these traits day in and day our as the likelihood that they act in these types of manners is nearly doubled when alcohol is involved. Alcohol inhibits not only our daily bodily functions but our mind as well....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Drinking Alcohol and Driving

- Alcohol and Driving Imagine being in a bar with a few of your good friends. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. Your are going to leave and go home, but you friends won't let you because they know the dangers of driving after having a few drinks. Instead they ca ll a cab to give you a ride home. You would be extremely lucky to have such smart friends. Drunk driving is a very serious problem in our society today, but it is becomming socially unacceptable causing the numbers of alcohol related traffic fatalites t o decline considerably....   [tags: Exploratory Essays, Drunk Driving]

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Teens and Sex - Teen Pregnancy

- Teen Pregnancy Before we venture into the controversial aspects of teen pregnancy, I think that it is imortant to answer a vital question brought up by one of our classmates. This question addresses how teen pregnancy has evolved and how times have changed to bring upon such a serious issue. To begin answering this question we must take a look back in time to the roles of women and men in our society. Teen pregnancy is not just a rare virus that has recently sprung up and will someday dissapear due to some type of cure....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Teens and Sex - Sex in the New Millinium

- Sex in the New Millinium References to sexuality and sexual activities seem s to surround the American public in everything we do. Movies, music, the Bible, religion and politics are all related to sexuality and sexual activities in one way or another. MTV, the first 24-hour music network, has been structured around youths ranging from the age of 12 to 34. In fact 28% of their viewership is under the age of 18. You ask why bring MTV into something sexual. Well, the music videos shown tend to center their theme on gender portrayal sand sexual or violent content....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Teens and Sex - Sex and Disease

- Sex and Disease Since the beginning of the semester we've been working in groups in order to complete a mid term report, based on our picked topic. I'm part of the group Sex in the New Millennium. We as a group focused our attention on three main categories, sexuality, and sexual preferences, Pregnancies and abortions, and finally sexually transmitted diseases. Sex is the key ingredient that most companies and advertising agencies are using to sell their products. And as a result we the viewers (being what ever age we may be) are the true victims....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Peace is More than the Absence of War

-     The lives and prosperity of millions of people depend on peace and, in turn, peace depends on treaties - fragile documents that must do more than end wars. Negotiations and peace treaties may lead to decades of cooperation during which disputes between nations are resolved without military action and economic cost, or may prolong or even intensify the grievances which provoked conflict in the first place. In 1996, as Canada and the United States celebrated their mutual boundary as the longest undefended border in the world, Greece and Turkey nearly came to blows over a rocky island so small it scarcely had space for a flagpole.1 Both territorial questions had been raised as issues in pe...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Government and Politics - Promoting Global and Regional Security in the Post-Cold War World

- Essay is 1507 Words      The post-cold War world presents an interesting paradox. Conflicts are becoming increasingly local while the world is becoming increasingly interconnected: although conflicts are on a smaller scale, their ramifications affect all nations. In addition, better technology means that the American public is better informed and more eager to intervene, yet at the same time, foreign aid is being drastically cut. The United States does not have the resources to intervene in every conflict or to solve all the problems in the conflicts it does intervene in....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Evolution: Fact or Fiction?

- Evolution: Fact or Fiction. One of the greatest questions of all time is: "Where the heck did we come from?" One of the most popular answers to this question is creationism, the idea that everything was created by a higher being. Another idea is evolution, the idea that all living organisms descended from a less complex organism. Up and coming in the last century, evolution possesses a new way of thinking that is being greatly accepted by the scientific community. Despite this fact many people argue that evolution has no facts to support it and there are several reasons why evolution can't happen....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Privatization of Social Security

- Privatization of Social Security When people lease a car, they pay, knowing that they get something in return. When people pay taxes, they pay, knowing it's the law, and many get some money back. What do people think when they pay social security. Many young people see Social Security as something they are paying but will never get anything in return. What is another way for retirement for the United States. A major topic of retirement talk today often ends up with the new idea of Privatization....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Homeless: Working and Still Living on the Streets

- Imagine eating Christmas dinner underneath a bridge on the cold dirt because you and your family were evicted from your home. Just trying to find a single meal is what thousands of people, who live on the street, go through each day. They have been kicked out of their houses and apartments because they can't afford rent due to their low paying jobs. Homelessness can be described as a person who lacks a fixed, adequate nighttime residence. To be considered homeless a person must have a primary nighttime residency that is a publicly operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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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]

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Internet Issues

- Internet Issues The Internet is a wide network of computers around the world. It allows many computers to communicate and share information, with few physical boundaries. It has become an integral part of today's society. Today, almost everyone in the US can access the Internet. It is a valuable asset for people doing research as well as new form of entertainment for many people addicted to the world wide web. With this great advancement in technology, many people are signing up for accounts with ISP's and people wait in line at their local libraries, just to surf the web....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Tobacco, Cigarettes, and Smoking - What's in a Cigarette?

- What's in a Cigarette. For those who still don't know - let me emphatically state that cigarette smoking is a true addiction, more powerful than a dependence on alcohol, heroin or cocaine. To grasp this well-documented fact, one really doesn't have to study all the supporting scientific evidence. One simply needs to consider that no other drug is self-administered with the persistence, regularity and frequency of a cigarette. At an average rate of ten puffs per cigarette, a one to three pack-a-day smoker inhales 70,000 to 200,000 individual doses of mainstream smoke during a single year....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Government and Politics - Towards a Universal View

- Towards a Universal View As a registered voter of Minnesota I have seen first hand what it takes to get the younger generation to vote. Rule number one: Throw out the term "younger generation" we hate that. It seems as though our, male-dominated-over-fifty-white-washed government system has a tendency to categorize, everything needs to be correlated and filed away. They ask questions like, "What do we do with the 'Native Americans'. How can we improve the lives of 'lower income families'" This type of fragmentation is far from strengthening our nation....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Power of Music

- The Power of Music When talking about human beings developing and music, music is one of the areas of organization arranging stimulli in patterns of deep meaning and influence, that stands at or very near the apex of humanness. Music is an evolutionary contributer to human beings. For example, crude tools have been found and evidence indicates that the Zinjanthropus ( an early progenitor of man) used them in Eastern Africa about 1.7 million years ago. Part of any human being's culture is music....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Music Comes and Goes

- Music Comes and Goes Different styles of music effect people in many ways. The different styles could be different in religion, culture, and their messages towards the public. Because of the many styles , many questions are found concerning how different music effects people in different ways. Every style of music have their own beats, melodies, and instruments which give different effects to the human year. From that difference people percieve these styles of music in many ways. Some people seem to fancy one type of music more than the others, some people can listen to almost any type of music without haste while some do not really care for music at all....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Perfect Age

- The Perfect Age Many of us can't wait to be the perfect age; but what exactly is that age. Is it the age when we will finally find the right one and get married, or when we can legally drink alcohol, or is it when we are settled with families of our own later in life. For every individual, it is a different age and a different dream waiting to be fulfilled. However, once this age finally arrives, it quickly disappears and we revert back to being unhappy. Have you ever noticed how when you are young, you cannot wait to be old, but once you are old, you yearn to be young again....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Stereotypes, Stereotyping and Teen Pregnancy

- Teen Pregnancy and Stereotypes Teen pregnancy is increasing yearly. According to the March of Dimes, teenage birth rates have decreased steadily in the country since 1991. Teenage birth rates in the United States remain relatively high compared to the more developed countries. According to the March of Dimes, "nearly thirteen percent of all births in the United States were teens ages fifteen to nineteen. Almost one million teenagers become pregnant each year and about 485,000 give birth (Teenage 1)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Technology - NEXRAD Radar

- NEXRAD Radar   In the 1950's, the government appropriated money for the building of    weather radar (also known as WSR-57) stations at strategic locations,   usually airports, all across the U.S. Those performed well for the era in which they were used. In the 1990's, new technology was updating      everything except weather radar. While Pentium-run computers were plotting scientist's data on color monitors, meteorologists were guessing the movement of thunderstorms on monochrome screens....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Women's Role

- A housewife and mother are words that describe the typical woman in the 1950's. The mother and wife was seen to have a very specific set of responsibilities to fulfill. Those roles and responsibilities have drastically changed since then. An excerpt, from a 1950 home economics textbook, was founded on "How to Be a Good Wife." It gave nine suggestions to women on how she could please her husband. Before her husband came home from work, she was expected to have dinner ready and on the table....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Sisters of Mercy

- The Sisters of Mercy       For this assignment, I decided to research the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic order of nuns.  I never before realized that there is so much behind their amazing devotion to the Catholic Church and God. I must admit that they are beautiful examples of God's teaching, and I feel truly blessed to be involved with the Sisters of Mercy. Each and every one of them has a unique story to tell about her life, but none is more intriguing than that of Sister Mary Joel Hopkinson....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Superstitions

- Superstitions Mysterious happenings are all around us today. I personally have done extensive studies in the histories of many of these superstitions, from the common to the absurd. Science tends to claim that all superstitions are pointless, and, in some cases, I agree, such as the fear of black cats, but the fact of the matter is that some superstitions come from a rich pre-Christian background. Many superstitions have been doubted since the rise of science, but it has been said that "In spite of advances and science, people are still superstitious." First, today's superstition is yesterday's magick; second, many people still practice the old ways; and finally, even commo...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Television and Media Essay - African Americans and TV Shows

- It is estimated that African Americans spend about four to five hours more than the general public on watching television a week. Yet still with these findings, there are only 18 shows that feature an African-American cast or lead character out of the 115 that air on the six major broadcast networks. Even with this imbalanced ratio, there are reasons why there are so few programs featuring leading African Americans, despite the great amount of blacks that are consistent television viewers (Hall 12)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Television and Media - Variety in TV Shows

- Variety in Television Shows There are many different television shows today, practically one for every person in the family. Comedies, dramas, action-adventure all these different forums of television, but they all seem to be about the same people. Threw all the different verity of shows on TV all the characters have common similarities with each other. They are mostly composed of white people and the upper class. Even if the show claims to be about the working class the characters are usually never seen working or even warring about money, they also never have a problem paying rent or buying new clothes....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Hitler Took Advantage of People's Low Self Esteem

- Hitler Took Advantage of People's Low Self Esteem After World War I Germany fell to an all time low, economically and politically. The German people were unemployed, the government was broke and there was a feeling of helplessness all around. Hitler took advantage of the German people's low self esteem and saw it as a way he could use this feeling of hopelessness to better himself. Inflation played a huge role in Germany's problems. Germany had incurred an enormous debt from World War I....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Exploratory Essay: Abortion

- There are many limitations valued when it comes to the right of abortion. The news media still outlines the pros and cons of anti-abortion rights in certain-states-to soon, the entire country. My perspectives on the issue of abortion have been entitled from it to never be banned among citizen’s rights. The reproduction of pregnancy has been emphasized heavily on a mother’s decision to abort their child, but the father of the child plays an active role since he considers to that particular title....   [tags: Abortion Essays]

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Study Regarding Aggression and Violence in Video Games

- Introduction: With the trend towards greater realism and graphic content that began in the 90's, video games have found themselves the focal point du jour. But how much of an impact have these violent video games had. There has been conflicting evidence in recent years that suggests playing video games will increase aggressive behaviour in young adults and also cause physiological desensitisation to real life violence. This study is important in light of ongoing public debate as to whether or not violent video games fuel behavioural aggression and violence among youths, especially among those with pre-existing mental health problems....   [tags: Exploratory, Descriptive, Research]

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Women in Sports

- Women in Sports In the last one hundred years women have made tremendous inroads in many facets of life. Of that there can be little doubt. Women may now hold jobs, own property and participate in professional sports. Today women can compete in sports, once a vestige of male domination; there is now room for women in that arena. But even today women in sports are not portrayed in the same light as their male counterparts. To a large degree this is because of today's cultural ideal of women. Since the beginning of this century women like Babe Didrickson and Billy Jean King have brought female athletes into mainstream acceptance....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Child Prostitution In Asia

- Child Prostitution In Asia Children as Chattels Close your eyes. Imagine a young girl about six tied to a bed in a brothel and forced to service fifteen to thirty men in one night. Imagine this girl living in poverty, after all promises of selling herself told of riches. Now imagine this girl is your own. These are not pretty thoughts, but these actions are commonplace in Asia. In the February 1995 issue of World & I, Christopher P. Baker discusses his findings in the article, Kiddy Sex-Luring the Tourist for Love Beneath the Palms....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Organ Sales : An Exploratory Essay

- ... Leider and Roth do a good job of exploring the problem of transplant kidney shortages by finding reliable sources to support the study 's results. Leider and Roth stated, “Our methodology of describing scenarios with a hypothetical patient is closest to Guttmann and Guttmann (11); they also find a majority of the public (between 69% and 74%) in favor of allowing a patient to pay a living donor”(1226). Because Leider and Roth had similar methodology and results as Guttman and Guttman, it helped to support their study and continue research with reassurance....   [tags: Organ transplant, Organ donation, Organ]

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Outline Of Exploratory Research Cover Letter

- ... Part One of Exploratory Research Part One: In modern day society, there seems to be an endless debate about the positives and negatives about the impact of social networking. Social networking has become one of the most influential things on my generation, and has influenced my generation in more ways than one. There are social media outlets for everything now days. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, etc. are all used by people around the world. The constant need to be connected goes beyond social media....   [tags: Communication, Writing, Instant messaging]

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