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Author Jenkins, Brian Michael.

Title Aviation security : after four decades, it's time for a fundamental review / Brian Michael Jenkins.

Imprint [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Rand Corp., 2012.
Publication Info. 2012


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Description 1 online resource (11, [1] pages)
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Series Occasional paper ; OP-390-RC (2012)
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-390.
Note "RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Aviation security is costly, controversial, and contentious; no other security measures directly affect such a large portion of the country's population. Because of the nature of the threat, aviation security is the most intrusive form of security, pushing hard on the frontier of civil liberties. And the threat is real: Terrorists remain obsessed with attacking airplanes. At the same time, passenger loads are increasing, while security budgets are likely to decline. Performance suffers. Meanwhile, public tolerance and cooperation are beginning to fray. But the Transportation Security Administration is often blamed for things beyond its control. And post-catastrophe reviews can push us in the wrong direction, usually resulting in new security measures rather than a reexamination of strategy. After 40 years of focus on tactical measures, it is time for a sweeping review of aviation security. Instead of forming the usual federal commission to undertake this task, several non-government research institutions could be selected to independently design an optimal aviation security system, beginning not with the four decades of accumulated security measures currently in place but with a clean slate. The competing models would be reviewed and the best ideas or combination of ideas would be put forward. Even if the results turn out to resemble what is already in place, at least the process offers some comfort that we are pretty close to getting it right."--"Overview", p. [1].
Note Print version record.
Contents Copyright; Aviation Security: After Four Decades, It's Time for a Fundamental Review; About this Paper; Author's Acknowledgments.
Subject Airports -- Security measures -- United States.
Airline passenger security screening -- United States.
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Security measures -- United States.
Aeronautics -- Safety measures.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement.
TRANSPORTATION -- Aviation -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Transportation.
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Security measures. (OCoLC)fst00798526
Aeronautics -- Safety measures. (OCoLC)fst00798382
Airline passenger security screening. (OCoLC)fst00802943
Airports -- Security measures. (OCoLC)fst00803831
Terrorism -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01148123
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rand Corporation.
RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center.
Other Form: Print version: Jenkins, Brian Michael. Aviation security. [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Rand Corp., 2012 9780833077028 (OCoLC)812508970
ISBN 9780833077356 (electronic bk.)
083307735X (electronic bk.)
9780833077363 (electronic bk.)
0833077368 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000052905933
AU@ 000053010316
DEBBG BV043105529
DEBBG BV044177746
DEBSZ 397626541
DEBSZ 421287675
GBVCP 100865809X
NZ1 15025557

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