USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

First Advisor

Lisa-Anne Culp, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English

Second Advisor

Thomas W. Smith., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Government and International Affairs

Third Advisor

Raymond 0. Arsenault, Ph.D. Professor of History


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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Amidst the disturbing aftermath of September 11, 2001, the aviation industry is struggling to find a way to secure air travel in a world wrought with terrorist bombers, hijackers, and the like with one goal being to intimidate, subjugate, and demoralize innocent people around the world. Ensuring security and safety within a society is a daunting task, especially, in a free society, like that of the United States, where personal freedoms are the foundation of the nation. Regardless of your personal interpretation of the definition of freedom, the citizenry of the United States has historically reviled subjugation, intimidation, and demoralization of its people.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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