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Master’S Project: Vermont Town Forest Recreation Planning And Community Assistance Program: The Future Of Forest-Based Outdoor Recreation, Taylor M. Luneau Jan 2019

Master’S Project: Vermont Town Forest Recreation Planning And Community Assistance Program: The Future Of Forest-Based Outdoor Recreation, Taylor M. Luneau

Rubenstein School Masters Project Publications

The Vermont Town Forest Recreation Planning Community Assistance Program (VTFRP) was a comprehensive community planning process held in ten diverse towns across Vermont. Led by the Urban and Community Forestry Program and the SE Group, the VTFRP helped towns develop a vision for the future management of their forests through open house workshops, site visits, steering committee meetings, and community surveys. The process provided towns with a forest recreation planning toolkit and an individualized action-based forest stewardship and recreation plan. By analyzing data from the community surveys and open house activities across all ten towns, my project considered the recreation ...


An Examination Of The Death Penalty, Alexandra N. Kremer Dec 2018

An Examination Of The Death Penalty, Alexandra N. Kremer

The Downtown Review

The death penalty, or capital punishment, is the use of execution through hanging, beheading, drowning, gas chambers, lethal injection, and electrocution among others in response to a crime. This has spurred much debate on whether it should be used for reasons such as ethics, revenge, economics, effectiveness as a deterrent, and constitutionality. Capital punishment has roots that date back to the 18th century B.C., but, as of 2016, has been abolished in law or practice by more than two thirds of the world’s countries and several states within the United States. Here, the arguments for and against ...


Bots, Bias And Big Data: Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Bias And Disparate Impact Liability In Hiring Practices, Mckenzie Raub Dec 2018

Bots, Bias And Big Data: Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Bias And Disparate Impact Liability In Hiring Practices, Mckenzie Raub

Arkansas Law Review

No abstract provided.


Green Supply Chain Management: A Perspective On Best Practices In Gscm Design, Leroy Paddock, Natasha Rao Dec 2018

Green Supply Chain Management: A Perspective On Best Practices In Gscm Design, Leroy Paddock, Natasha Rao

Arkansas Law Review

No abstract provided.


Reclaiming Energy Efficiency In An Age Of Petroleum Exclusion, Monika Ehrman Dec 2018

Reclaiming Energy Efficiency In An Age Of Petroleum Exclusion, Monika Ehrman

Arkansas Law Review

No abstract provided.


Contracting For Sustainable Surface Management, Tara Righetti Dec 2018

Contracting For Sustainable Surface Management, Tara Righetti

Arkansas Law Review

No abstract provided.


Keynote: Motivating Private Climate Governance: The Role Of The Efficiency Gap, Michael P. Vandenbergh Dec 2018

Keynote: Motivating Private Climate Governance: The Role Of The Efficiency Gap, Michael P. Vandenbergh

Arkansas Law Review

The topic of this symposium, “Environmental Sustainability and Private Governance,” is important and timely. In response to the shrinking federal role in environmental protection, many policy advocates have focused on the role of states and cities, but this symposium focuses on another important source of sustainability initiatives: the private sector, including corporations, households, civic and cultural organizations, religious organizations, private hospitals, colleges and universities, and other organizations. States, cities, and other subnational government responses are increasingly important, but the limited geographic reach of subnational governments constrains their ability to address many environmental problems. For instance, although twenty states have set ...


Revolution In Crime: How Cryptocurrencies Have Changed The Criminal Landscape, Igor Groysman Dec 2018

Revolution In Crime: How Cryptocurrencies Have Changed The Criminal Landscape, Igor Groysman

Student Theses

This thesis will examine the ways in which various cryptocurrencies have impacted certain traditional crimes. While crime is always evolving with technology, cryptocurrencies are a game changer in that they provide anonymous and decentralized payment systems which, while they can be tracked in a reactive sense via the blockchain, are seen by criminals as having better uses for them than traditional fiat currencies, such as the ability to send money relatively fast to another party without going through an intermediary, or the ability to obscure the origin of the money for money laundering purposes. Every week there are new cryptocurrencies ...


A Data Set Of Bloodstain Patterns For Teaching And Research In Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Gunshot Backspatters, Daniel Attinger, Yu Liu, Ricky Faflak, Yalin Rao, Bryce A. Struttman, Kris De Brabanter, Patrick M. Comiskey, Alex L. Yarin Nov 2018

A Data Set Of Bloodstain Patterns For Teaching And Research In Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Gunshot Backspatters, Daniel Attinger, Yu Liu, Ricky Faflak, Yalin Rao, Bryce A. Struttman, Kris De Brabanter, Patrick M. Comiskey, Alex L. Yarin

Mechanical Engineering Publications

This is a data set of blood spatter patterns scanned at high resolution, generated in controlled experiments. The spatter patterns were generated with a rifle or a handgun, and different ammunitions. The resulting atomized blood droplets travelled opposite to the bullet direction, generating a gunshot backspatter on a poster board target sheet. Fresh blood with anticoagulants was used; its hematocrit and temperature were measured. Main parameters of the study were the bullet shape, size and speed, and the distance between the blood source and target sheet. Several other parameters were explored in a less systematic way. This new and original ...


26 - Using Cryptocurrencies To Hide Assets: Special Considerations In Divorce, Tax Evasion, And Money Laundering, Shaelyn Comiskey Nov 2018

26 - Using Cryptocurrencies To Hide Assets: Special Considerations In Divorce, Tax Evasion, And Money Laundering, Shaelyn Comiskey

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The objective of this research is to further investigate the evolving issues regarding investments in cryptocurrencies for the purpose of divorcing spouses to divide or hide marital assets and for the purposes of tax evasion and fraud. Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that do not require transactional approval by a third party like a bank. Instead, users are assigned a random, encrypted pseudonym that allows them to store and trade currency for goods and services in an anonymous and unregulated manner. Since the introduction of the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, in 2009, cryptocurrencies have significantly and revolutionarily altered the process of hiding ...


The Santa Clara, 2018-11-01, Santa Clara University Nov 2018

The Santa Clara, 2018-11-01, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2018-10-25, Santa Clara University Oct 2018

The Santa Clara, 2018-10-25, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


D_Luftig_Data_Management_Slides.Pdf, David Luftig Oct 2018

D_Luftig_Data_Management_Slides.Pdf, David Luftig

David Luftig

These are the slides used for 10/24/2018 workshop "Campus Conversation: On-Campus Resources for Federal Grant Seekers."


The Santa Clara, 2018-10-18, Santa Clara University Oct 2018

The Santa Clara, 2018-10-18, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2018-10-11, Santa Clara University Oct 2018

The Santa Clara, 2018-10-11, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


Enhancement Of Media Splicing Detection: A General Framework, Songpon Teerakanok, Tetsutaro Uehara Oct 2018

Enhancement Of Media Splicing Detection: A General Framework, Songpon Teerakanok, Tetsutaro Uehara

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

Digital media (i.e., image, audio) has played an influential role in today information system. The increasing of popularity in digital media has brought forth many technological advancements. The advancements, however, also gives birth to a number of forgeries and attacks against this type of information. With the availability of easy-to-use media manipulating tools available online, the authenticity of today digital media cannot be guaranteed. In this paper, a new general framework for enhancing today media splicing detection has been proposed. By combining results from two traditional approaches, the enhanced detection results show improvement in term of clarity in which ...


A New Framework For Securing, Extracting And Analyzing Big Forensic Data, Hitesh Sachdev, Hayden Wimmer, Lei Chen, Carl Rebman Oct 2018

A New Framework For Securing, Extracting And Analyzing Big Forensic Data, Hitesh Sachdev, Hayden Wimmer, Lei Chen, Carl Rebman

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

Finding new methods to investigate criminal activities, behaviors, and responsibilities has always been a challenge for forensic research. Advances in big data, technology, and increased capabilities of smartphones has contributed to the demand for modern techniques of examination. Smartphones are ubiquitous, transformative, and have become a goldmine for forensics research. Given the right tools and research methods investigating agencies can help crack almost any illegal activity using smartphones. This paper focuses on conducting forensic analysis in exposing a terrorist or criminal network and introduces a new Big Forensic Data Framework model where different technologies of Hadoop and EnCase software are ...


A Bit Like Cash: Understanding Cash-For-Bitcoin Transactions Through Individual Vendors, Stephanie J. Robberson, Mark R. Mccoy Oct 2018

A Bit Like Cash: Understanding Cash-For-Bitcoin Transactions Through Individual Vendors, Stephanie J. Robberson, Mark R. Mccoy

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

As technology improves and economies become more globalized, the concept of currency has evolved. Bitcoin, a cryptographic digital currency, has been embraced as a secure and convenient type of money. Due to its security and privacy for the user, Bitcoin is a good tool for conducting criminal trades. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has regulations in place to make identification information of Bitcoin purchasers accessible to law enforcement, but enforcing these rules with cash-for-Bitcoin traders is difficult. This study surveyed cash-for-Bitcoin vendors in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico to determine personal demographic information, knowledge of ...


The Santa Clara, 2018-10-04, Santa Clara University Oct 2018

The Santa Clara, 2018-10-04, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2018-09-27, Santa Clara University Sep 2018

The Santa Clara, 2018-09-27, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santa Clara, 2018-09-20, Santa Clara University Sep 2018

The Santa Clara, 2018-09-20, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


Making Sustainability Disclosure Sustainable, Jill E. Fisch Sep 2018

Making Sustainability Disclosure Sustainable, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Sustainability is receiving increasing attention from issuers, investors and regulators. The desire to understand issuer sustainability practices and their relationship to economic performance has resulted in a proliferation of sustainability disclosure regimes and standards. The range of approaches to disclosure, however, limit the comparability and reliability of the information disclosed. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has solicited comment on whether to require expanded sustainability disclosures in issuer’s periodic financial reporting, and investors have communicated broad-based support for such expanded disclosures, but, to date, the SEC has not required general sustainability disclosure.

This Article argues that claims about the relationship ...


Publication Information Aug 2018

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Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

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Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

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Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

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Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

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Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

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T12s, R3e, Blm Plat_321213_1 - July 19, 1867 Survey Aug 2018

T12s, R3e, Blm Plat_321213_1 - July 19, 1867 Survey

Township and Range Surveys - BLM

A July 19, 1867, survey or plat reflecting the Township, Range and Sections of T12S, R3E, located in Monterey County, California, USA


T13s, R2e, Blm Plat_321077_1 - Aug. 28, 1872, Elk Horn Slough Now Shown As Swamp & Overflowed Land, 1,583.73 Acres Survey Aug 2018

T13s, R2e, Blm Plat_321077_1 - Aug. 28, 1872, Elk Horn Slough Now Shown As Swamp & Overflowed Land, 1,583.73 Acres Survey

Township and Range Surveys - BLM

A Aug. 28, 1872, survey or plat reflecting the Township, Range and Sections of T13S, R2E, located in Monterey County, California, USA


T13s, R3e, Blm Plat_321221_1 - July 19, 1867 Survey Aug 2018

T13s, R3e, Blm Plat_321221_1 - July 19, 1867 Survey

Township and Range Surveys - BLM

A July 19, 1867, survey or plat reflecting the Township, Range and Sections of T13S, R3E, located in Monterey County, California, USA