Airport Security: Study Of Students' Perception And Knowledge Of The Selection Of Airline Passengers For Personal Searches
Hernandez, Esthela Cabrera
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The aim of this study was to analyze and identify the perception and kowledge of the criteria used to select airport passengers for personal searches. The study was carried out via self-administered surveys. The collected data derived from the sample of undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Arlington. The study revealed statistically significant diferences in percepcion and knowledge between male and female students. The findings of this study suggest that undergraduate students perceived that African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to be searched at airports than Whites. It was also perceived that males are more likely to be searched than females, and that People from the Middle East are less likely to be selected for personal searches at airports than people from other countries.