The use of drones both overseas, for military purposes, and domestically jas become a controversial issue. Domestically drones can be used by law enforcement or other government agencies but also by commercial enterprises. Researchers investigating the issue may want to consider starting with some of the resources referenced below.
Military robots and drones : a reference handbook / Paul J. Springer. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2013.
Although mainly concerning military use, this source does provide some useful background material.
Science Library / Reference: UG 450 S68 2013.
US Congressional hearings:
The future of drones in America : law enforcement and privacy considerations : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, March 20, 2013. Washington : U.S. Government Printing Office, 2013.University Library and Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG.113-50.
Eyes in the sky : the domestic use of unmanned aerial systems : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, April 10, 2013. Washington : U.S. Government Printing Office, 2013. University Library and Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.J 89/1:113-40.
Operating unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system : assessing research and development efforts to ensure safety : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, Friday, February, 15, 2013. Washington : U.S. Government Printing Office, 2013. University Library and Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.SCI 2:113-5.
Using unmanned aerial systems within the homeland : security game-changer? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, July 19, 2012. Washington : U.S. Government Printing Office, 2013. University Library and Online / GovDoc: J 85 Y 4.H 75:112-107.
CQ Researcher(online journal available through Minerva):
Domestic Drones, by Daniel McGlynn, October 18, 2013, Volume 23, Issue 37.
CRS Reports(reports of the Congressional Research Service available through the GalleryWatch CRS database):
Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses, by Richard M. Thompson II. April 3, 2013.
Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues, by Alissa M. Dolan and Richard M. Thompson II, April 4, 2013
Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress: Pilotless Drones: Background and Considerations for Congress Regarding Unmanned Aircraft Operations in the National Airspace System, by Bart Elias, September 10, 2012
Westlaw and LexisNexis Academic for law review articles
PAIS for journal articles, research reports, government documents
Military and Government Collection for articles from news journals
ACLU Report: Protecting Privacy From Aerial Surveillance: Recommendations for Government Use of Drone Aircraft, Dec 2011
Domestic Drone Information Center, National Center for Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Case law, government documents, events, scholoraship
- Bill Map - drone legislation by state
The Heritage Foundation Report: Drones in U.S. Airspace: Principles for Governance, by Paul Rosenzweig, Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D., Charles "Cully" Stimson and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Sources compiled by Cary Gouldin
Edited by Richard Irving
Drone image: https://www.nacdl.org/d