Aviation Security Management

by Andrew R. Thomas, Editor


Aviation experts show how managing security will make flying safer and more reliable.

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October 2008


Pages 804
Volumes 3
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Security Studies/Science, Technology, and Security

Because of 9/11, there is universal recognition that aviation security is a deadly serious business. Still, around the world today, the practice of aviation security is rooted in a hodgepodge of governmental rules, industry traditions, and local idiosyncrasies. In fact, nearly seven years after the largest single attack involving the air transport industry, there remains no viable framework in place to lift aviation security practice out of the mishmash that currently exists. It is the ambitious intent of Aviation Security Management to change that. The goals of this set are nothing less than to make flying safer, to make transporting goods by air safer, and to lay the foundation for the professionalization of this most important field.

This dynamic set showcases the most current trends, issues, ideas, and practices in aviation security management, especially as the field evolves in the context of globalization and advances in technology. Written by leading academic thinkers, practitioners, and former and current regulators in the field, the three volumes highlight emerging and innovative practices, illustrated with examples from around the world. Volume 1 takes a penetrating look at the overall framework in which aviation security management has taken place in the past and will likely do so in the foreseeable future. It covers the major areas of focus for anyone in the aviation security business, and it provides a basis for educational programs. Volume 2 delves into the emerging issues affecting aviation security managers right now. Volume 3: Perspectives on Aviation Security Management covers the full spectrum of international aviation security-related issues. It will serve as part of the foundation for the next generation of research in the area in both a business and cultural context. Collectively, these volumes represent the state of the art in the field today and constitute an essential resource for anyone practicing, studying, teaching, or researching aviation security management.

Series Description

Praeger Security International

As the world gets "smaller" through technology and globalization, the security risks we face grow and multiply.

International security in the 21st century is not a topic that can be adequately addressed in nightly news soundbites or online articles intended to be relevant for 24 hours or less. Comprehending these complex issues requires insight from foreign policy specialists, diplomats, military officials, peace scholars, historians, and security experts—participants and observers on all sides of each conflict. This series provides the tools for understanding security issues in our uncertain, unstable world.

Covering global hot spots from Iran to Venezuela and subjects ranging from terrorism and cyber warfare to food security, books in the Praeger Security International series give readers access to carefully considered and highly informed viewpoints on the critical security issues that threaten to destabilize our world. With titles authored by diplomats, academic researchers, journalists, military leaders and combatants, legal experts, psychologists, and other knowledgeable specialists, these books offer in-depth analysis and international perspectives that are unavailable in the mass media. These titles represent an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers as well as for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the complex issues that affect our lives and future.


  • Provides reliable, comprehensive information on all matters relating to security that is ideal for students, teachers, researchers, and professionals
  • Offers insightful commentaries written by a diverse group of scholars and experts who provide interdisciplinary treatments of newsworthy events and important historical occurrences
Author Info

Andrew R. Thomas, PhD, is assistant professor of international business and associate director of The Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at University of Akron. A New York Times bestselling writer, he is author, coauthor, or editor of 15 books including, Direct Marketing in Actionn: Cutting-Edge Strategies for Finding the Best Customers, Supply Chain Security: International Practices and Innovations for Moving Goods Safely, Change or Die!: How to Transform Your Organization from the Inside Out, Managing by Accountability: What Every Leader Needs to Know about Responsibility, Integrity—and Results, Global Manifest Destiny: Growing Your Business in a Borderless Economy, and Aviation Insecurity: The New Challenges of Air Travel.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 The Early History of Aviation Security PracticeGary ElphinstoneChapter 2 Aviation Security Practice and Education: 1968 and OnwardJohn HarrisonChapter 3 Air Transportation in Evolving Supply Chain StrategyR. Ray Gehani and G. Tom GehaniChapter 4 Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Aviation Security MeasuresBarry E. PrenticeChapter 5 The Human Element in Aviation SecurityMohammed KarimbocusChapter 6 The International Aviation Security Program Established by ICAOMoses A. AlemnChapter 7 How the Hijackers on September 11 Approached American Aviation Security and Evaded ItStephen E. AtkinsChapter 8 Modern Terrorist Threats to Aviation SecurityJames J. F. ForestChapter 9 Aviation Security and the Legal EnvironmentMary SchiavoChapter 10 A Chronology of Attacks Against Civil AviationMary SchiavoAppendix: GAO Report: Commercial Aviation: Financial Condition and Industry Responses Affect CompetitionAbout the Editor and ContributorsVolume 2PrefaceChapter 1 Aviation Security and Terrorism: A Review of the Economic IssuesCletus C. Coughlin, Jeffrey P. Cohen, and Sarosh R. KhanChapter 2 Convergence and Aviation SecurityAnneMarie Scarisbrick-Hauser and William J. HauserChapter 3 Aviation Security and Passenger RightsKathleen SweetChapter 4 Aviation Security and Response ManagementKathleen SweetChapter 5 General Aviation Security in the United States: Challenges and ResponsesJames Jay CarafanoChapter 6 The Airport Retailing Business and the Impact of Updated Security Measures: The European PerspectiveDavid Jarach and Fulvio FassoneChapter 7 The Recurrent Training of Airport ScreenersAdrian SchwaningerChapter 8 Passenger ScreeningMark B. SalterChapter 9 Operations Research Applications in Aviation Security SystemsAdrian J. Lee, Alexander G. Nikolaev, Sheldon H. Jacobson, and John J. NestorChapter 10 Air Cargo SecurityErik HofferChapter 11 Selection and pre-employment assessment of aviation security screenersDiana Hardmeier and Adrian SchwaningerChapter 12 Terminal Security: A Photo EssayRoss Rudesch HarleyAppendix A: GAO Report: Aviation Security: Federal Efforts to Secure U.S.-Bound Air Cargo Are in the Early Stages and Could Be StrengthenedAppendix B:GAO Report: Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities Exposed through Covert Testing of TSAs Passenger Screening ProcessAbout the Editor and ContributorsVolume 3PrefaceChapter 1 The Efforts of ICAO in Ensuring a Security Culture Among StatesRuwantissa I.R. AbeyratneChapter 2 The Case for an Aviation Security Crisis Management TeamCharles M. BumsteadChapter 3 Dealing with Human Vulnerability in Aviation Security: Effectiveness of SCAN Detecting CompromiseAnthony T. H. ChinChapter 4 Emotive ProfilingTerry SheridanChapter 5 Principles and Requirements for Assessing X-Ray Image Interpretation Competency of Aviation Security ScreenersAdrian Schwaninger, Saskia M. Koller, and Anton BolfingChapter 6 Constructing a Comprehensive Aviation Security Management Model (ASMM)Chien-tsung LuChapter 7 Growing Pains at the Transportation Security AdministrationJeffrey Ian RossChapter 8 In-Cabin SecurityDavid E. ForbesChapter 9 Cabin Crew Functioning in a High Stress Environment: Implications for Aircraft Safety and SecurityMichael TunnecliffeChapter 10 An Assessment of Aviation Security Costs and Funding in the United StatesClinton V. Oster, Jr., and John S. StrongChapter 11 The Future of Aviation Security Practice: Fast, Cheap, and Out-of-ControlMark B. SalterAppendix: GAO Report: Aviation Security: DHS Has Made Progress in Securing the Commercial Aviation System, but Key Challenges RemainAbout the Editor and Contributors



"The three-volume set on Aviation Security Management (ASM) belongs on the bookshelves of every Aviation Security manager, researcher, policy maker, and academic. The set contains 32 chapters and covers every important aspect of Aviation Security policy and provides expert interpretations of relevant domestic and international Aviation Security legislation and their impact on the aviation industry… there is significant coverage of the history of Aviation Security incidents and legislation, and an in-depth examination of the nature of terrorism as it has evolved through the years."Springer

"Together the three volumes cover the major areas of focus for anyone in the aviation security business, and provide a basis for educational programs. This set will be an essential reference for those practicing or studying aviation security management."ARBA

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