Friday, January 15th, 2010
Security staff at Heathrow are being trained in “behavioural profiling” of passengers to spot suspected terrorists.
A specialist unit of airport staff are being taught how to recognise the body language of potential suicide bombers.
Police patrolling at transport hubs already look for suspicious behaviour, however the new scheme, called a Behavioural Analysis Screening System, aims specifically at learning about the traits of would-be bombers.
The specifics of the training are secret but it will be based on an Israeli model, which attempts to identify a suspicious individual walking in a crowd of hundreds by looking for nervous behaviour, such as avoiding eye-contact, or having the appearance of being drugged.
Full article here