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The world is living in a post 9/11 era. Since that September day, security measures have heightened and extra precautions are in place to prevent something of that nature from happening again. The terrorists involved in 9/11 appeared to be shockingly similar to a typical American Citizen. However, their behaviors from that week prior were alarming. Examining the terrorists who have become more prevalent in the last twenty years, there are several things in common with all of them. Their profiles all have similar characteristics, not necessarily racial but largely behavioral. To address this, the United States Government and the Transportation Security Administration should allow profiling in airport security throughout the country.
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary:
Profiling is the recording and analysis of a person’s psychological and behavioral characteristics, so as to assess or predict their capabilities in a certain sphere or to assist in identifying a particular subgroup of people (1811).
Profiling is typically broken down to two different types – r…