The 2017 Las Vegas shooting was a mass shooting on the night of October 1, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 people dead and 851 injured. The terrorist who murdered 58 people was identified as Stephen Paddock of Clinton, Iowa. Paddock opened fire on concertgoers from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room. Paddock was said to have a “do not disturb” sign hanging on his hotel room for up to three days prior to the shooting, which at some hotels is a cause for health and welfare check but not at the Mandalay Bay. Paddock did not demonstrate signs of erratic behavior nor was he observed carrying any weapons, although over 20 firearms of all sizes were confiscated from his room. There was no way to prevent a tragedy of this magnitude from happening, unfortunately it took an terrorist to change the security measures and standard operating procedures of hotel security. Metal detectors or X-Ray machines similar to airport baggage checks could be an option in the future.

2. Research and find 3 to 4 new peer-reviewed sources for security procedures and policies relevant to this topic (DO NOT INCLUDE ANY OF THE READINGS IN THIS COURSE).  Provide 2-3 sentence annotated bibliography for each one that provides important information regarding the article’s  relevant to the security issue  you are researching. DO NOT USE NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE ARTICLES. Peer reviewed sources (e.g., chapters in books, books, textbooks, government reports, professional white papers) always have citations and a reference list. 

An  annotated bibliography  is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the  annotation  is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. ” (Engle, 2018).

Engle, M. (2018). How to prepare the annotated bibliography. Accessed at: https://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography (8/25/2018).

3. At the end of the annotated bibliographies, provide an APA style Reference list of the sources you found (as prescribed in the syllabus).