Aviation and airport security: is it right for profiling to be used as a security measure in UK airports?

Dickens, Andrew P. J. (2010) Aviation and airport security: is it right for profiling to be used as a security measure in UK airports? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation provides an insight to aviation and airport security specifically looking at the use of profiling as a security measure in airports. It discusses key themes such as terrorism and the effect of terrorism on the aviation industry and how counter-terrorism measure are being implemented into airport security in order to prevent another catastrophe such as the 9/11 attacks in New York. The past, present and future of aviation and airport security is analysed drawing on its methods, developments, achievements and pitfalls over the past 50 years. It looks in depth on profiling explaining what it is and how it works with regards to the use in criminal justice and in airport security. This is in order to establish how effective it is or can be when used as a counter-terrorism method in airports. The opinion of the general public is also addressed in the form of primary research carried out by the author to establish their views on airport security and how they feel about profiling being introduced into UK airports. The general consensus of the publics’ opinion is that current airport security is of a good standard but many were opposed to the use of profiling in UK airports. These views were analysed looking at the potential reason for the objection, where it mostly boiled down to people believing it will be prejudice. The final chapter discusses this and offer the view of the author and recommendations on the issue at hand.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/911

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