Howard University Graduate School

HUGS Research Magazine
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ARTICLE Issue 006

Chaos Theory: How Its Application May Have Saved Lives During Hurricane Katrina

By Gwendolyn S. Bethea, Ph.D.

One of Hurricane Katrina First Responders
One of Hurricane Katrina First Responders

Dr. Terri Adams-Fuller, associate professor of administration of justice in Howard University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Dr. Larry D. Stewart, associate professor of criminal justice in the Criminal Justice Program at Savannah State University have conducted research into how the use of chaos theory may have saved the lives of victims of Hurricane Katrina or mitigated some of the risk factors involved in the level of efficiency and success of first responders.

Figure 1First Responder carrying Katrina Victim
First Responder carrying Katrina Victim

Dr. Adams-Fuller answers questions on their research below. (see next page)

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