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Public Safety Management Essay

1013 words - 5 pages

The Effects of Post 911 Sporting Venues
Linden Franco
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Public Safety Management Program
Chicago, Illinois
February 25, 2014

Table of Contents
Chapter Page
I. Abstract ..…………………………………………………………... 3
II. Introduction .…………………………………………………………… 4
III. First Section (lack of preparation) …………………………………… 5
IV. Second Section (susceptibility) …...….…………………………… 6
V. Conclusion …………………………………………………………… 6
VI. Bibliography …………………………………………………………… 7

The general American public had no idea what was in store for them on the early morning of September, 11, 2001, nor how it would subsequently effect their live. Early that morning America watched ...view middle of the document...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines terrorism as the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, or any segment thereof, in an act of furtherance of political or social objectives. Those involved in terrorist acts do so for, intimidation, recognition, and provocation. (WMD Threat and risk Assessment Manual, 2005).

Cause and Effect of Terrorism :
Terrorist are only limited by their imagination. Suicide bombings have become an effective means of inflicting mass causalities, destruction, and humiliation. At this point the United States government has over 20 entities designated to homeland security. The terrorist believe in mass causalities and mass exposure, what better way to achieve both than at stadium packed with American fans.
The department of homeland security developed a National Planning Scenarios (2005) to examine certain threats in the United States. The document specifically addressed the effects of a biological attack in a bathroom of a sporting event. This scenario showed that a pneumonic plague would potentially kill 2,500 people. Some of the most notable sports related terrorist incidents include the 1972 Munich Olympics and the 1996 Olympic park bombing at Centennial Park in Atlanta GA.

Historical actions of Terrorist:
Terrorist chose the venues because it is sponsored by International corporations and symbolize American capitalism. In 2005 an Oklahoma University student prematurely detonated a bomb that was strapped to his body while trying to enter a football game attended by over 84,000 fans (Hagmann, 2005).

According to the Department of Home security “the consequence of another terrorist attack would far outweigh the cost of investing in alternative locations, and additional protective measures” (philpott, 2007a). Targeting sports events can negatively affect attendance, and subsequent ticket sales, travel, lodging and numerous other aspects of the fan based experience. This was the result after 9-11. The aftershock of an attack could cause a ripple effect ultimately halting a multi- billion dollar industry. All sport involved activity in the United States is estimated to be approximately $ 10 trillion dollar revenue a year (Sport Business 2012).

Most of the personnel at sporting venues have...

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