The topic of airport security was examined. This examination was limited a consideration of security measures that can be taken by airport managements to minimize the potential for the occurrence of terrorist incidents.
Increased terrorist activitiesùboth foreign and domesticùhas enhanced the threat to airport security in the United States. An airline industry that is reluctant to either inconvenience passengers or spend money on airport security is one impediment to enhanced airport security. A fiscal "slash and burn" attitude in the current Congress simply makes matters worse. The outcome of the investigation of the explosion of TWA Flight 800, if a definitive conclusion is ever reached, likely will determine future airport security policies for the United States.
III. The Terrorist Threat to airports.
VI. Detecting Explosives At Airports.
VII. Institutional Factors Affecting Airport Security.
The topic of airport security is examined. Airport security is a broad term that can encompass activities as disparate as the prevention of petty theft to the minimization of to potential for the occurrence of terrorist incidents with a wide variety of important activities that fall between these polar extremes of airport security along a continuum of significance where the minimization of the potential for terrorist incidents is the most significant of all airport security activities. This examination is limited a consideration of security measures that can be taken by airport managements to minimize the potential for the occurrence of terrorist incidents.
Terror is a specific belief that some evil event or action is going to occur. In the distant past, terror was associated with visitations from some all-powerful god, who controlled life and death in an almost indiscriminate manner. As mankind became more sophisticated, some individuals, groups, and nations learned that terror could be induced in society through th...