Aviation and Airport Security

Aviation and Airport Security : Terrorism and Safety Concerns

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For Private Security, Security Management, Aviation Security, and Introduction to Security courses in the Criminal Justice curriculum.This book offers a complete reference guide to the latest airport security issues and changing laws related to airport security. It is a highly informative reference tool for quickly accessing the new TSA regulations, corresponding clarifications, and historical perspectives. It presents and analyzes the current status of aviation law pertaining to terrorism, air rage, search and seizure, and impending changes. Background information on terrorist groups and efforts to combat them is supplemented by references to corresponding terrorist police and military units and weapons.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 703.06g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131122894
  • 9780131122895

Table of contents

Introduction. 1.The Aviation Industry: A National Security Asset. 2. The Historical Hijacking Threat and Governmental Response: A Persistent Problem. 3. More International Solutions and Reactions: Lots of Talk. 4. Growth and Change: Aircraft as Missiles. 5. Terrorism-The Roots Remain. 6. Major International Counter-Terrorism Units, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies-The Best Defense. 7. Screening-The Last Line of Defense. 8. Private Security Personnel-Transportation Administration Security Personnel-Increased Supervision. 9. Metal Detectors, X-Ray Inspection, and Explosives Detection and Trace Detection Devices-Will the Public Tolerate the Intrusion. 10. Cargo Security-A Loose End. 11. Security and Rules of Law-A Slippery Slope. 12. Foreign Airport Security: US Law and Foreign Domestic Law Comparison-Lessons Learned. 13. New Technology-Some Intrusive Some Not. 14. Airport Operator Concerns and Other Security and Safety Issues: The Foundations of Security. 15. Access Controls, Perimeter Security: Another Foundation.
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"I would highly recommend this book to students and working security professionals alike. In fact the book should be required reading for TSA personnel and others who work in aviation and airport security." - Scott Watson Senior Risk Management Analyst, Liberty Regional Agency Markets"I would certainly use this book in a college level course dealing with terrorism. While the author stresses aviation security, the text also examines terrorism from a historical perspective. This text has the potential to be used as a training manual for TSA, FAA airport policing, and security agencies. The text is extremely well written, contemporary, interesting, and thorough." - James Albrecht, Sam Houston State University
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About Kathleen M. Sweet

Kathleen M. Sweet, Lt. Col., Ret., USAF, JD, is currently on the faculty at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, in the Department of Global Intelligence and Security Studies, where she teaches courses in strategic intelligence, security, and terrorism. She was retired from the US Air Force in 1999. While in the military, she was an instructor at the Air War College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, and an Assistant Air Attache to the Russian Federation, an Intelligence Officer, and a Member of the Judge Advocate General's Department. Additionally, she was assigned as a Military/Political Affairs Officer to the 353rd Special Operations Wing located at Clark AFB, Republic of the Philippines. She is also presently a Consultant with International Risk Control Ltd, London, England. She is President and CEO of Risk Management Security Group, a transportation security consulting film.
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