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  • The Pros And Cons Of Wildfire

    Several terminologies have been used worldwide to describe wildfire or forest fire (e.g. Hardy, 2005; Bento-Gonçalves et al., 2012; Eriksen and Prior, 2013; Mhawej et al., 2015). Generally in the United States, these definitions included prescribed fire - which is a controlled burn ignited by human under a controlled environment and on a limited spatial scale. However, in this chapter, we only focus on uncontrolled fire that occurs in the countryside or wildland. Studies such as Kumagai et al. (2004), Lentile et al. (2006), Shafran (2008), Prato and Fagre (2008) and Pausas et al. (2009) announce that the wildfire is an essential natural process. Others – e.g. Prestemon and Butry (2005), Amatulli et al. (2006), Romero-Calcerrada et al. (2008), Martínez et al. (2009), Lui et al. (2010), Hurst (2015) – acclaim it is a human-induced phenomenon influencing significantly terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric systems throughout the world. Either way, the science behind wildfires has received momentous attention over the past few decades due to the wide range of ecological, economic, social, and political values at stake (Lentile et al., 2006; Mhawej et al., 2015). The study of these fires includes generally a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, such as forestry, ecology, geology, atmospheric chemistry, mechanical engineering, geography, and economy to name just a few examples (Arroyo et al., 2008). Actually, wildfires’ consequences could be visible at local scale (e.g.…

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  • What Is Social Impact?

    Social impacts are the consequences of change in societies and cultures (Basa, 2007) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) methods are used to study these consequences. The scope of SIA and the methods used have widened considerably in recent decades (Esteves et al. 2012), with SIA developing concepts and tools to assess the social impacts of development projects on people and their livelihoods (Asselin and Parkins, 2009; Tang et al., 2008; Vanclay, 2003, 2006). In the United States, the National…

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  • Juvenile System: A Case Study

    Conclusion: Overall, the current juvenile system is very much so causing strain and separation between juvenile delinquents and their parents (Gauthier et al., 2004; Taylor & McQuillan, 2014; Whelan, 2003), which is often times connected to high recidivism rates (More Services, 2012; Ryan et al., 2014; Trulson et al., 2005), as well as having an adverse effect on the youth’s potential for familial reunification (Amandoala, 2009; D’andrade & Huong, 2014; Dorsey et al., 2014; Garfinkel, 2010).…

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  • Juvenile Justice System: A Psychological Analysis

    Intro: There is much criticism, as well as negative connotations, that currently exist within our society in regards to the juvenile justice system (Pierpoint, 2000; White, 2002), and most critics’ opinions have originated from the plethora of different individuals and agencies whom become involved in a delinquent’s life at any given time once they enter into the juvenile system (Pierpoint, 2000; White, 2002). As many scholars have discovered over the course of their research, biological parents…

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  • The Importance Of Domestic Expansion In Business

    Firms’ overall business strategies and approaches changes during their expansion process (Penrose, 1959) and the expansion strategies will also depend on their business context. Firms evolve, according to Gammeltoft et al. (2010), through the co-creating of the economic system and in this process, the firms and its strategies change and this change will have a remarkable effect on the domestic economic outcome. As a result of governments respond to the emergence of firms by developing…

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  • Grading Practices

    Grading practices: The key to unlocking student achievement and motivation Understanding student motivation allows teachers to develop strategies that can increase motivation, thus increasing academic achievement. Academics has become a constant competition from kindergarten onwards as to provide the best opportunities for students. A major factor on academic achievement is how a teacher uses grading practices to drive student motivation. Selecting the correct type of grading style become an…

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  • Capitated ACTS Model

    Another example, in California, a capitated program (set price per person) named STRIDES (Steps Towards Recovery, Independence, Dignity, Empowerment, and Success), is a close replica to the ACTS model. There is a low caseloads, 24 hour availability, weekly meetings, and medication monitoring. In addition, there are substance abuse counselors and employment specialists available to clients (Chandler, Spicer, Wagner, & Hargreaves, 1999). Chandler et al., 1999, conducted a study of 60…

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  • Compare September 1913 And Elemer 1916

    The poem ‘September 1913’ and ‘Easter 1916’ written with its title marking the year and one has September and the other with Easter. Both the poems has very harsh tone, written in iambic meter with AB, AB, CD,CD verses. The surface and the hidden meaning for both these poems have been portrayed as Yeats love towards his country and to the freedom fighter ‘Irish Men’. It is said “September 1913” is directly referring to workers strike, which Yeats is directly linked to “Romantic Ireland’s Dead…

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  • The Keating-Owen Act Of 1916: Case Study

    Congress passed the Keating-Owen Act of 1916 because there were many concerns about children working for long periods. This law prohibited the cargo across state lines of goods made in manufacturing works which employed children under the age of 14, or children between 14 and 16 who worked more than eight hours a day, overnight, or more than six days/week. The background of this case is that children would work long hours in manufacturing works, mills, and manufacturing places of this kind.…

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  • Gender Roles In Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

    Although “A Jury of Her Peers” (1916) by Susan Glaspell was written almost one hundred years prior to “The Mayor Meets an American Princess” (2010) by Teresa Stores, similarities between the two works exist. Both stories feature characters that develop and shift out of their gender roles by the end of each story. With “A Jury of Her Peers” (1916), the character of Mrs. Peters changes out of her role as a traditional woman by the end of the story. And with “The Mayor Meets an American Princess”…

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