Airport Security Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Airport Security
A discussion of the sociological and ethical concerns related to airline security.
# 117638 | 2,659 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the need for airline security. In particular, the paper discusses the methods used to implement airline security and looks at the negative implications that may result. The paper discusses these from a sociological and ethical perspective. In addition, the ethical issues that arise when implementing airline security and screening are discussed as well how these issues can be overcome.

Table of Contents:
Social/Ethical Issues of Airline Screening
Registered Travel
Ethical/Social Issues in Relation to Registered Travel and Screening
Cost of Registered Travel
Mistaken Identity
Privacy of X-Ray Scanning
New Opportunity Presented by the Issue

From the Paper:

"The aviation industry as of late has faced the incredible problem of security, due to a particular breach thereof which had horrifying results and implications as to the possibilities of unsafe air travel. In consideration of this, security measures were necessary to ensure that such a situation would not again arise. Thus, screening became a step in travel, one which is now faced with various solutions with differing degrees of social and ethical mettle. The registered flyer program established to enable pre-screening is jilted by the financial requirements of the service, ignoring fiscal inequality within society. The ethics of allowing private companies to determine the identity of citizens are also murky considering the freedom for error and abuse created. Privacy will be and has always been an issue within American society. The existence of machinery which invades this must be met with rules to prevent its abuse, as unethical employees may figure out a way to turn off censors, thereby seeing things the flyers would not with them to. As with any industry, that of aviation faces numerous pitfalls to social and ethical wrong, which must be sought out and corrected prior to any damage being done."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Doyle, John M. "Getting it Right." Aviation Week & Space Technology. 163.5 (2005): p40-41.
  • "" Business Travel World. Jul2005, p16.
  • "Full Exposure." Economist. 380.8491 (2006): p21.
  • Elliot, Christopher. "Sussing Out Security." U.S. News & World Report. 136.2 (2004): p15.
  • Datta, Saheli. "Flying in the Fast Lane." Fortune. 155.6 (2007): pB-6.

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