Dr. Joshua Guetzkow

Dr. Joshua Guetzkow

Assistant Professor (Lecturer) - Institute of Criminology

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Fields of Interest:

Criminal justice and social policy; culture and policymaking; social control; law and society; sociology of knowledge; mental health.


Department of Sociology & Institute of Criminology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905

Positions Held

2010 – present Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Institute of Criminology & Department of Sociology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2007 – 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona.


Princeton University, Sociology, Ph.D. 2004
Princeton University, Sociology, M.A. 2001
U.C. Berkeley. Sociology, B.A. (high honors). Cognitive Science, B.A. 1998

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Anat Horovitz

Dr. Anat Horovitz

Room 108

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Fields of Interest:

Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law, Evidence Law.


Anat earned her first degree in law (LL.B. summa cum laude) at the Hebrew University Law School, and her second degree in law (LL.M. with Distinction) at the London School of Economics. Anat wrote her doctoral thesis on "Procedural and Evidential Aspects of Sentencing Hearings" at the Hebrew University Law School, and earned her LL.D. in 2004 (magna cum laude).

Anat clerked for former Justice Eliezer Goldberg of the Israel Supreme Court, and the Libai-Sheinman criminal law firm. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and during her many years in private practice she specialized in criminal law litigation, focusing in particular on white-collar defense work. Since 2005, Anat is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Minister of Justice on Criminal Procedure, headed by Justice Miriam Naor of the Israel Supreme Court.

Anat is currently the coordinator and chairperson of the Criminal Law Workshop which meets every two weeks throughout the school year in order to discuss current work in the field.

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Dr. Tal Jonathan-Zamir

Dr. Tal Jonathan-Zamir

Senior Lecturer
The Institute of Criminology Faculty of Law, Deputy Director
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Tal Jonathan-Zamir is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her M.Sc. from the Center for Investigative Psychology, University of Liverpool, in 2003, and her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2011. Subsequently, Tal completed a Fulbright post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Her work focuses on policing, particularly on police-community relations and evidence-based policing. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, she investigated police legitimacy and procedural justice from the perspective of citizens, communities, police officer, and neutral observers, in diverse contexts such as routine encounters, security threats, protest events, and airport security. She has also examined the psychological mechanisms underlying police officers’ orientation to evidence-based policing, and more recently – the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on police-community relations in Israel. Tal is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the 2015 Early Career Award from the Division of Policing of the American Society of Criminology, and the 2015 Young Scholar Award from the Israeli Society of Criminology. 



2010 - 2011 Post-Doctorate Fulbright Fellowship at George Mason University, Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Host: Prof. Stephen Mastrofski.

2003 - 2010 Ph.D. in Criminology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Institute of Criminology. Supervisor: Prof. David Weisburd. 

2002 - 2003 M.Sc. in "Psychology and Investigation" from the University of Liverpool, Center for Investigative Psychology.

1999 - 2002 B.A. in Social Sciences from Bar-Ilan University


Representative publications

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Perry, G., & Weisburd, D. (2020). Illuminating the concept of community (group)-level procedural justice: A qualitative analysis of protestors’ group-level experiences with the police. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 48(6), 791-809.

Perry, G., & Jonathan-Zamir, T. (2020). Expectations, effectiveness, trust, and cooperation: Public attitudes toward the Israel Police during the COVID-19 pandemic. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 14(4), 1073–1091. 

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Weisburd, D., Dayan, M., and Zisso, M. (2019). The proclivity to rely on professional experience and evidence-based policing: Findings from a survey of high-ranking officers in the Israel Police. Criminal Justice and Behavior. DOI: 10.1177/0093854819842903 

Jonathan-Zamir, T., and Harpaz, A. (2018). Predicting Support for Procedurally Just Treatment: The Case of the Israel National Police. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(6), 840-862. 

Mastrofski, S.D., Jonathan-Zamir, T., Moyal, S., and Willis, J. (2016). Predicting procedural justice in police-citizen encounters. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(1), 119-139. 

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Mastrofski, S.D., and Moyal, S. (2015). Measuring procedural justice in police-citizen encounters. Justice Quarterly, 32(5), 845-871. 

Jonathan-Zamir, T. & Harpaz, A. (2014). Police understanding of the foundations of their legitimacy in the eyes of the public: The case of commanding officers in the Israel National Police. The British Journal of Criminology, 54(3), 469-489.

Jonathan-Zamir, T., and Weisburd, D. (2013). The effects of security threats on antecedents of police legitimacy: Findings from a quasi-experiment in Israel. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 50(1), 3-32. 


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Simha Landau

Prof. Simha Landau

Mildred and Benjamin Berger Chair of Criminology

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Higher Education


Hebrew University, Sociology and Psychology, B.A.


Hebrew University, Psychology (Major) and M.A. (Magna Criminology (Minor)  CumLaude)


Hebrew University, Psychology/Criminology, Ph.D.


University of Pennsylvania, Criminology Post Doctoral Fellow


3. Academic Rank and Tenure in Institutions of Higher Education


 Research Associate, Senior Fullbright Fellow, Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, University of Pennsylvania.


 Lecturer, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.


 Assistant Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.


              Visiting Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Canada


 Senior Research Associate, Home Office Research Unit, and Academic Visitor, London School of Economics and Political Science.


 Senior Lecturer (with tenure), Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.


 Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.


Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago .


 Associate Professor, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.


Senior Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for International Criminal Law and Criminology, Freiburg, W. Germany (Spring and Summer).


Visiting Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (Spring).


Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Faculty of Law, University of California, Berkeley (summer).



 Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University                  


Member of the Teaching Faculty (including opening lecture) of the First Asian Post-Graduate Course in Victimology, Mito, Japan.


 Full Professor, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University.


Appointed to the Mildred and Benjamin Berger Chair in Criminology at the Hebrew University.


Visiting Fellow, Institute of Criminology, and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. 


2003 - 05       

  Director, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew  University.


Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Faculty of Law, UC Berkeley (spring).


Visiting Professor, Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Finland (summer). 


4. Other Professional and Academic Activities


 Research Sociologist, The Israel Air Force.


 Secretary of the Editorial Board of Delinquency and Society, Publication of  the Israel Society of Criminology.


 Member of the Israeli Organizing Committee of the Second International Symposium on Drug Abuse, May, 1973, Jerusalem.


 Member of the Organizing Committee of the First International Symposium on Victimology, September, 1973.


Member and coordinator of the National Committee on Illegal Drug Use.


Chair of the Organizing Committee, the Fifth National Conference of the Israeli Society of Criminology, Jerusalem, March-April, 1982.


Organizer and chair of a section on: “Crimes of Violence - A Cross Cultural Perspective”, Ninth International Congress on Criminology, Vienna, September, 1983.


Organizer and chair of a session on: “Crimes of Violence”, Eighth Biennial World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Swansea, Wales, July, 1988.


Organizer and chair of a workshop on: “Violent Crime and its Relation  to Social Stress Factors”, Tenth International Congress on Criminology, Hamburg, September, 1988.


Organizer and chair of the Sixth European Conference of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Jerusalem, June, 1991.


Senior Scientist Fellow, Israel-Finland Exchange Program, November,  1991.


 Member of the Commission of Inquiry into the Handling of Police Violence.


 Council Member, International Society for Research on Aggression.


 Member, Executive Board of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.


Member, Editorial Board of Homicide Studies: An Interdisciplinary and  International journal.


Member of the Follow-Up Team for the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry on Police Violence.



Member of the Commission for Determining Principles of  Punishment (Minimum Sentences)


Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless.



Chair, steering Committee of project on violence in schools in Israel, Ministry of Education, the State of Israel.


Chair, The Israeli National Council of Criminology


Member, Board of Editors of Aggressive Behavior,Official journal of  the International Society for Research on Aggression.


Organizer and chair of the Israeli sections at the Societies of Criminology 1st Key  Issues Conference,  Paris, May,2004.2004                                                       


Co-organizer and co-chair of a symposium on Violence in Hospitals at the XVI World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Santorini, Greece, September, 2004.


Associate Editor of International Perspectives in Victimology.


2005 -            

Consulting Editor of Aggressive Behavior, Official journal of the International Society for Research on Aggression.




Organizer of a session on "Violence Against Personnel in Hospital Emergency Wards", at the 14thworld Congress of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2005.



5. Research Activities (External Grants)


 Principal Investigator, “Homicide in Israel”, funded by the Ford Foundation.


 P.I., “A Follow-up Study on Changes in the Behavior of Juvenile Members of Street Corner Groups”, funded by the Israel Ministry of Social Welfare.


 P.I., Israeli branch of the study “Comparative Social Control of Adolescent Misbehavior in Advanced Industrial Societies”, coordinated by Jackson Toby, Rutgers University. Funded by the Ford Foundation


 P.I. (with Leslie Sebba), “Delinquency in an Israeli Birth Cohort - A  Feasibility Study”, funded by the National Council for Research and Development.  


 P.I., “Stress Factors, Social Support and Violence in Israeli Society”, funded by the Israeli National Council for Research and Development.


P.I. (with Leslie Sebba), “Punishment by Service Work - An Evaluation Study”, funded by the Israeli Ministry of Police.

1991- 96        

 P.I., Israeli branch of “A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Gender Differences in Regard to Indirect and Direct Aggression During Adolescence”, coordinated by Kay Bjorkqvist (Abo Akademi) and Kirsti Lagerspetz (Turku  University). Funded by the Academy of Finland.

1992- 98        

 P.I. (with Riva Bachrach), Israeli branch of a research project on “Childhood TV Violence Viewing and Adult Aggression”, coordinated by Rowell L.                          Huesmann and Leonard Eron, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Funded by  NIMH, U.S.A.

1994- 98        

 P.I., “Patterns of Violence and Suicide: Their Relation to Subjective Social Stress and Support Indicators”, Funded by the Israel Science Foundation.


P..I., "Violence Against Medical and Non-Medical Personnel in Hospital  Emergency Wards in Israel". Funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research.


2006 -              

P.I., Israeli part of a research project on “Effects on Children of Persistent Exposure to Extreme Political Violence”, conducted in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. P.I., Rowell L. Huesmann, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Funded by NIH, U.S.A.

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Dr. Adi Leibovitch

Dr. Adi Leibovitch

Senior Lecturer
Room 223
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Dr. Adi Leibovitch is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and a member of the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality. She served as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and as a visiting researcher at NYU School of Law, the University of Michigan Law School, and UCLA School of Law. 

Leibovitch's research focuses on the economic analysis of law, behavioral theory, and empirical methods, as applied to the study of the institutional design of courts, litigation, and legal decision-making, with a particular interest in the criminal justice system. She has published articles in leading peer review and law review journals, including the Journal of Legal StudiesNorthwestern University Law Review, and University of Chicago Law Review Online. Her research has received several awards and grants, including a research grant from the Israel Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award.  

Before starting to teach, Leibovitch was an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. She received her LL.M. and J.S.D from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a John M. Olin Scholar at the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, and a Russell Baker Scholar. She also earned her LL.B. and M.B.A, both magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her M.A. summa cum laude in public policy, mediation and conflict resolution from Tel-Aviv University. Leibovitch practiced law at the Military Advocate General Corps in Israel Defense Forces, where she served as legal counsel in the International Law Department, a prosecutor and deputy head of the Intelligence and Narcotics Section in the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office, and a public defender in the Office of the Military Public Defender for the Central District.



J.S.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2016.
LL.M., University of Chicago Law School, 2011.
M.A., Tel-Aviv University, School of Public Policy, 2009.
M.B.A., Hebrew University, School of Business Administration, 2007.
LL.B., Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, 2005.


Representative Publications

Leibovitch, Adi, Institutional Design and the Psychology of the Trial Judge, in Bartosz Brozek, Jaap Hage, and Nicole A. Vincent (Eds.), Law and Mind: A Survey of Law and the Cognitive Sciences, pp. 193–206 (Cambridge University Press) (2021)

Leibovitch, Adi, and Alexander Stremitzer, Experimental Methods in Constitutional LawUniversity of Chicago Law Review Online (2021)

Leibovitch, Adi, Punishing on a Curve, 111(5) Northwestern University Law Review 1205 (2017).

Leibovitch, Adi, Relative Judgments, 45(2) Journal of Legal Studies 281 (2016).


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Leslie Sebba

Prof. Leslie Sebba

Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law

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M.A., Queen’s College Oxford (1964); L.L.M., London School of Economics (1966); Dr.Juris., Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1976).

Full Professor since 2001; Director of the Institute, 1986-9, 2000-3

Member of Israel Bar and Inner TempleLondon.


Visiting Appointments:

Visiting Fellow at: Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, University of Pennsylvania (1975-6); National Institute of Justice, WashingtonD.C. (1981-2); Institute ofCriminologyUniversity of Cambridge (1992); Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson CollegeOxford (1997); Human Rights Program, HarvardLaw School (2000); Wadham CollegeOxford (2003-4).

Founding editor of International Review of Victimology; other editorial board positions have included Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology,Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Interdisciplinary Review of Children’s Rights.

Member of Scientific Commission, International Society of Criminology; Acting ChairpersonIsrael Society of Criminology. Former Chair, Legal Committee of Prisoner Rehabilitation Council.



“Third Parties”: Victims and the Criminal Justice SystemOhio StateUniversity Press, ColumbusOH, 1996.

Children’s Rights and Traditional Values (ed, with G. Douglas)Dartmouth,

Aldershot, 1998.

 “Victims’ Rights and Legal Strategies: Israel as a Case Study”, Criminal Law Forum,

Vol.11, 2000, pp. 47-100

“When is a Prisoner not a Prisoner? ‘Service Work’ in Israel – and in Britain?” 

Criminal Law Review, July 2001, pp.543-559.

“Child Protection or Child Liberation? Reflections on the  

Movement to Ban Physical Punishment by Parents and Educators”,          

International Review of Victimology , Vol. 12, 2005, pp.159-187.

“Formal and Informal Conflict Resolution in International Criminal Justice”, in H-J Albrecht et al.(eds.), Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Middle Eastern Societies – Between Tradition and Modernity, Duncker and Humblot, Berlin, 2006, pp. 25-43.

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Prof. David Weisburd

Prof. David Weisburd

Institute of Criminology
Walter E. Meyer chair in law and criminal justice
02-5882507; 02-5883291

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David Weisburd is Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the Institute of Criminology.  He also holds an appointment as Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University . Professor Weisburd is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He is the honorary president of the Israeli Society of Criminology, a member of the Steering Committee of the Campbell Crime and Justice Group, the Stockholm Prize Committee, and the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology.  He is also a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and was the Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Proactive Policing. Professor Weisburd is one of the leading international researchers in crime and justice. He is author or editor of more than thirty books and more than 200 scientific articles that cover a wide range of criminology and criminal justice research topics, including crime at place, violent crime, white collar crime, policing, illicit markets, terrorism, criminal justice statistics and social deviance. Professor Weisburd was the founding Editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology and served as the General Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.  He has received many awards for his contributions to criminology and crime prevention.  These include: the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (2010); the Klachky Family Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science (2011); the Jerry Lee Award for Lifetime Achievement in Experimental Criminology (Division of Experimental Criminology, ASC, 2014), the Robert Boruch Award for distinctive contributions to research that influences public policy of the Campbell Collaboration (2014); the Sutherland Award for "outstanding contributions to the discipline of criminology" (ASC, 2014); the Mentoring Award for “excellence in mentorship in the discipline of Criminology and Criminal Justice” (ASC, 2016); and the August Vollmer Award for contributions to the prevention of crime (ASC, 2017). In 2015 Weisburd received the the Israel Prize, generally regarded as the State of Israel's highest civilian honor.  In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Criminology from the Israeli Society of Criminology. 



Ph.D. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) May 1985

M.Phil. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) May 1980

M.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) December 1978

B.A. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (Sociology, Magna Cum Laude) May 1976


Representative Publications 

Weisburd, D. & Factor, R. (2019). Applied statistics for social science and law (In Hebrew).  Machon Sacher.

Weisburd, D., White, C., Wire, S. & Wilson, D. (2021) Enhancing informal social controls to reduce crime: Evidence from a study of crime hot spots. Prevention Science 22 (4):509-522.

Braga, A. & Weisburd, D. Does hot spots policing have meaningful impacts on crime?  Findings from an alternative approach to estimating effect sizes from place-based program evaluations. (OnLine)  Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Weisburd, D., Hasisi, B., Litmanovitz, Y., Carmel, T., & Tshuva, S. (2020). Institutionalizing problem-oriented policing: An evaluation of the EMUN reform in Israel. Criminology and Public Policy, 19, 941–964. 

Weisburd, D., White C. & Wooditch, A. (2020).  “Does collective efficacy matter at the micro geographic level?: Findings from a study of street segments. British Journal of Criminology, 60(4), 873–891.

Weisburd, D., Gill, C., Wooditch, A, Baritt, W., & Murphy, J. (2021). Building collective action at crime hot spots: Findings from a randomized field experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology 17:161-191.

Weisburd, David, Breanne Cave, Matt Nelson, Clair White, Amelia Haviland, Justin Ready, Brian Lawton, Kathleen Sikkema. (2018)  Mean Streets and Mental Health: Depression and PTSD at Crime Hot Spots. American Journal of Community Psychology 61:285-295.

Weisburd, David, and Malay K. Majmundar 2018 (Editors).  Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities. Washington DC: The National Academies Press.

Weisburd, David, Anthony Braga, Elizabeth Groff, and Alese Wooditch.  (2017) Can Hot Spots Policing Reduce Crime in Urban Areas? An Agent-Based Simulation.Criminology 55 (1):137-173.

Weisburd, David, Badi Hasisi, Efrat Shoham, Gali Aviv, and Noam Haviv.  (2017). Reinforcing the Impacts of Work Release on Prisoner Recidivism: The Importance of Integrative Interventions.  Journal of Experimental Criminology Volume 13 (2): 241–264

Weisburd, David et al.  (2016). Place Matters: Criminology for the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Weisburd, David. (2016).  Does hot spots policing inevitably lead to unfair and abusive police practices, or can we maximize both fairness and effectiveness in the new proactive policing?  The University of Chicago Legal Forum. 2016 U. Chi. Legal F. 661.

Weisburd, David, Alese Wooditch, Sarit Weisburd and SueMing Yang. (2015). Do Stop, Question, and Frisk Practices Deter Crime: Evidence at Micro-units of Space and Time. Criminology and Public Policy 15:31-56.

Weisburd, David.  (2015). The Law of Crime Concentration and the Criminology of Place. Criminology 53(2), 133-157.

Weisburd, David, Elizabeth Groff and SueMing Yang. (2012). The Criminology of Place: Street Segments And Our Understanding of the Crime Problem.  Oxford: Oxford University Press


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