2009 MRes projects
- Speech enhancement using the binary mask method and its application to law enforcement
- Can crime science tools help tackle internal child sex trafficking in the UK?
- Assessing and improving whole body scanners through public involvement
- Beyond primary transfer: The secondary transfer of geoforensic trace particulates and their dissemination within social networks
- Use of a mirror-symmetry prior in small vehicle imaging
- Predicting the position of the source of blood stains for angled impacts on fabrics and exploring the effects of surface roughness on stain characteristics
- Attention to detail predicts threat detection performance in security X-ray images
- Small vehicle inspection scanner imaging: SVXi
- An evaluation of CCTV monitoring strategies for hospital security
Assessing and improving whole body scanners through public involvement
18 January 2011
Our study employed public opinion surveys conducted at Terminal 2, Manchester Airport, to identify and assess methods for improving the design and operation of whole body scanners within UK airports.
Results showed high public acceptance for the current whole body scanners (>90%) with a strong preference for them over traditional pat-downs (>80%). On the issue of privacy, respondents overwhelmingly considered whole body scanners to be less intrusive and invasive than pat-downs.
There was no consensus for employing privacy enhancing technologies to modify the
current RapiScan Secure 1000 scanner images, nor to replace human screeners with automated threat detection systems.