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Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice

Transportation and Infrastructure Security

Severe damage to or destruction of the critical national transportation infrastructures would dramatically affect the defense, economic security, and public welfare of the United States. There are 4 million miles of public roads on which 20 million trucks travel, 100,000 miles of railroad track carrying 1.2 million operating freight cars, and 6,000 transit entities that operate rapid transit rail and bus services. Power, Electrical, Infrastructure

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Transportation Infrastructure Security

  1. Background
    1. United States Government Accountability Office. (2010). Technology assessment: Explosives detection technologies to protect passenger rail (Rep. No. GAO-10-898). Retrieved from
  2. Resources
    1. Biello, D. (2014). The Storm Next Time. Scientific American, 310(3), 30.

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