Protecting Airline Passengers in the Age of Terrorism
by Paul Seidenstat and Francis X. Splane, Editors
August 2009, 326pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-313-35453-3
$66, £49, 55€, A95
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Experts show how to keep air travelers safe from harm.

When it comes to airline security, there is nothing more important than getting people to their destinations safely. Transportation security is also a key component in the overall mission of protecting the nation against terrorist attacks. But airline security is a tricky goal—how do you achieve acceptable levels of security at a reasonable cost and without unduly inconveniencing passengers or invading their privacy? That’s exactly what this book is about. Experts examine the latest thinking and analyze the latest research on air passenger security, discuss current practices, and show how technology can solve myriad problems. The book will, in short, help keep us all safer when flying.


    Since September 11, 2001, the nation's security leadership has stressed airport and passenger security. Keeping people, cargo, and infrastructure safer requires, among other things, an understanding of the concept and limits of security, production methodology, the role of government in security, threat-assessment technology, privacy issues, effective security procedures, and efficient resource allocation. In five parts, experts weigh in on these subjects and more:
  • Part I: Preboarding Security
  • Part II: Security in the Aircraft
  • Part III: Role of Analysis in Designing Protection Schemes
  • Part IV: Policy Issues
  • Part V: Air Transportation Safety Policy in an Uncertain World
  • With experts ranging from academics to security personnel to government transportation officials, this book brims with need-to-know information and how-to instruction. That makes it indispensable for anyone connected in any way with the airline industry.


"This collection considers economic analysis techniques that may help in the formulation of airline security policy and efficient management applications. The 13 papers separately examine issues associated with the preboarding stage of the security process, the in-flight layer, new technologies, and policy options. An appendix introduces a novel wireless local positioning system for indoor airport security. The editor is a professor of economics at Temple University and most of the contributors are professors." —Reference & Research Book News, November 1, 2009

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