ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Airport Profiling: Cost-Benefit Calculus and Beyond

Given the reality of the terrorist threat to air travel, increased screening is something we need. But isn't it worth it to us to have everyone searched equally carefully and treated with an equal amount of dignity and humanity regardless of their ethnic, religious or racial profile? And if one must degenerate into a cost-benefit analysis for this, it is worth considering whether it is the failure to treat certain minority groups with equal humanity and dignity that causes them to be disaffected in the first place.

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