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Author: Margaret Haerens; Lynn M Zott
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2013]
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English
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This volume explores the topic of airport security by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as the effectiveness of airport security, if passenger profiling is a legitimate security strategy, and also the ongoing issues with the security process. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Haerens; Lynn M Zott
ISBN: 9780737760408 0737760400 9780737760415 0737760419
OCLC Number: 809412026
Description: 232 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Does airport security work? Airport security measures are ineffective and overpriced / Charles C. Mann ; Airport security is critically important and vastly underrated / Marc A. Thiessen ; Airport security strategies have the wrong focus / Patrick Smith ; Airport security has improved since 9/11 / Rick Seaney ; True airport security requires rational and effective US foreign policy / Tom Englehardt ; Airport perimeter security must be strengthened / Daniel Kaufmann --
Are passenger screening policies effective? Passenger screening policies are effective, safe, and respectful of privacy / John S. Pistole ; Passenger screening policies violate privacy and do not ensure security / Noah Shachtman ; Passenger screening policies are efficient and worthwhile / Marcia DeSanctis ; Passenger screening policies are misguided and ineffective / John C. Wohlstetter ; The Transportation Security Administration's intrusions undermine security / Rand Paul ; The passenger screening system protects Americans' civil rights and civil liberties / Robin Kane and Lee Kair ; Passenger screening policies violate religious modesty / Josh Nathan-Kazis --
Should profiling be used as a security strategy? Profiling should be used as a security strategy / Richard A. Epstein ; Profiling is not an effective security strategy / Sam Fulwood III ; US airport security should be modeled on the Israeli approach / Stephanie Gutmann ; The Israeli approach to airport security may not be appropriate for the United States / Pierre Atlas ; The United States should employ a more intelligent, risk-based profiling strategy / Jonah Goldberg ; The US government focuses more on political correctness than on protecting its citizens / Thomas Sowell ; Investigation and intelligence are more effective than profiling and invasive screening practices / Bruce Schneier --
What ongoing issues affect airport security? Privatizing airport screening would improve security and efficiency / Nick Schulz and Arnold Kling ; Privatizing airport screening would threaten security / Joe Lieberman ; Airport screener selection and training must be improved to ensure national security / William John Cox ; The Transportation Security Administration is incompetent and should be disbanded / Anthony Gregory ; The No Fly List does not enhance security and should be abolished / Steve Chapman ; Allowing airport screeners to collectively bargain would weaken security / James Sherk.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Other Titles: U.S. airport security
United States airport security
Responsibility: Margaret Haerens and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.

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This volume explores the topic of airport security by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as the effectiveness of airport security, if passenger profiling is a legitimate security strategy, and also the ongoing issues with the security process. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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