Aviation and Airport Security: Terrorism and Safety Concerns, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Dec 23, 2008 - Law - 336 pages

The Definitive Handbook on Terrorist Threats to Commercial Airline and Airport Security

Considered the definitive handbook on the terrorist threat to commercial airline and airport security, USAF Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen Sweet’s seminal resource is now updated to include an analysis of modern day risks. She covers the history of aviation security and compares current in-flight security practices with those of other countries.

Covering Transportation Security Administration changes in security, policy, and training regulation since 9/11, this authoritative reference:

  • Discusses a broad range of aviation terrorist incidents
  • Considers aviation security in the present geopolitical climate
  • Addresses cargo and passenger security
  • Determines how security considerations are factored into business processes
  • Details new regulations for the TSA
  • Contains an instructor’s manual with test bank
  • Documents the history of aviation security
  • Includes extensive background information on various terrorist groups

In addition to cargo and passenger security, the text looks at airport and aviation business practices and how security considerations are factored into business processes. The first edition quickly became required reading for air service operators and airport management training programs. This edition is certain to follow suit.

About the Author:

Kathleen M. Sweet, Lt. Col., Ret., USAF, JD, is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland, Department of Emergency Management. Lt. Col. Sweet is also a consultant with International Risk Control Ltd, London, England, and president and CEO of Risk Management Security Group, a transportation security consulting firm.


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A National Security Asset
A Persistent Problem
Chapter 3 International Solutions and Reactions
Aircraft As Missiles
The Roots Remain
Chapter 6 International Major Counter Terrorism Units Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies The Best Defense
Chapter 7 Screening The Last Line of Defense
Chapter 8 Private Security Personnel versus Transportation Administration Security PersonnelIncreased supervision?
A Loose End
Chapter 11 Security and the Rules of Law A Slippery Slope
Comparison of US Law and Foreign Domestic LawLessons Learned
Some Intrusive Some Not
The Foundations of Security
Another Foundation
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Will the Public Tolerate the Intrusion?

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