Barak Ariel

Prof. Barak Ariel

Institute of Criminology

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BA (Psychology)

MA (Criminology)





Representative Publications

Ariel, B., Levy-Ariel, Y., and Amram, S. (accepted). Did the number of domestic violence incidents in Tel Aviv increase during the Covid-19 lockdown? Insights from police records. Israeli Sociology: A Journal for the Study of Society in Israel.  

Martain, B. R., Harinam, V. & Ariel, B. (accepted).  Linking Body Worn Camera Activation With Complaints And Litigation: The Promise Of Metadata.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

Sabo-Brants, H. & Ariel, B. (accepted). Evidence map of school-based violence prevention programs in Israel. International Criminal Justice Review

Sherman, L. W., Neyroud, P., Strang, H., Ariel, B., Bland, Matthew, Tankebe, J., Wright, M., and Neyroud, E. (2020). How to Count Crime: the Cambridge Harm Index Consensus. Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing, 4, 1-14.

Langley, B., Ariel, B., Tankebe, J., Sutherland, A., Beale, M., Factor, R., & Weinborn, C. (2020). A simple checklist, that is all it takes: a cluster randomized controlled field trial on improving the treatment of suspected terrorists by the police. Journal of Experimental Criminology

Ariel, B., Sherman, L. W., & Newton, M. (2020). Testing hot‐spots police patrols against no‐treatment controls: Temporal and spatial deterrence effects in the London Underground experiment. Criminology58(1), 101-128.

Ariel, B., Mitchell, R. J., Tankebe, J., Firpo, M. E., Fraiman, R., & Hyatt, J. M. (2020). Using wearable technology to increase police legitimacy in Uruguay: the case of body-worn cameras. Law & Social Inquiry45(1), 52-80.

Demir, M., Apel, R., Braga, A. A., Brunson, R. K. & Ariel, B. (2020). Body worn cameras, procedural justice, and police legitimacy: a controlled experimental evaluation of traffic stops. Justice quarterly37(1), 53-84.

Ariel, B., Sutherland, A., & Bland, M. (2019). The trick does not work if you have already seen the gorilla: how anticipatory effects contaminate pre-treatment measures in field experiments. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 1-12.

Ariel, B., Farrar, W. A., & Sutherland, A. (2019). Correction to: The Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Use of Force and Citizens’ Complaints Against the Police: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 1-2.

Mills, L. G., Barocas, B., Butters, R. P. & Ariel, B. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of restorative justice-informed treatment for domestic violence crimes. Nature human behaviour, 1-11.

Ariel, B., Englefield, A. and Denley, J. (2019). 'I heard it through the grapevine': A randomized controlled trial on the vicarious effect of focused deterrence initiatives in criminal networks. The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 109(4), 819-867.

Frydensberg, C., Ariel, B., and Bland, Matthew (2019).  Targeting the most harmful co-offenders in Denmark: a social network analysis approach. Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing, 1-16.

Denley, J. and Ariel, B. (2019). Whom should we target to prevent? Analysis of organized crime in England using intelligence records.  European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 27(1): 13-44.

Macbeth, E., and Ariel, B. (2017). Place-Based Statistical Versus Clinical Predictions of Hotspots Locations in Northern Ireland. Justice Quarterly 

Weinborn, C., Ariel, B., Sherman, L., and O’Dwyer, E. (2017). Hotspots vs. Harmspots: Shifting the Focus from Counts to Harm in the Criminology of PlaceApplied Geography 

Ariel, B., Sutherland, A., Henstock, D., Young, J., Drover, P., Sykes, J., Megicks, S., and Henderson, R. (2016). ‘“Contagious Accountability” A Global Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Citizens’ Complaints Against the Police’. Criminal Justice and Behavior, doi:10.1177/0093854816668218 

Ariel, B. and Partridge, H. (2016). ‘Predictable Policing: Measuring the Crime Control Benefits of Hot spots Policing at Bus Stops’. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, doi:10.1007/s10940-016-9312-y 

Ariel, B., Weinborn, C., and Sherman, L. (2016). ‘Soft policing at hot spots–does it work? A randomized controlled trial’. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 12(7): 277–317


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Prof. Avi Domb

School of Pharmacy
Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law
Lionel Jacobson Prof. in Medicinal Chemistry
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PhD chemistry


BSc Chemistry

B. Pharm.

Diploma-Polymers & Textile

Diploma-Business Administration

Representative Publications

1. Levinson J and Domb A. Disaster Victim Identification In Israel: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach.  Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 2013, 14(2), 1-18.

2. J. Levinson; K. Nahon; A. Domb, Biometric Identification: A Benefit-Risk Analysis of Israeli Applications, PACT 2014, 11.

3. S Farah, KR Kunduru, T Tsach, A Bentolila, AJ Domb, Forensic comparison of synthetic fibers, Polym. Adv. Tech., 2015

4. A.J. Domb, The Field of Forensic Evidence-Future Prospective, Israel Police, 2011. Pp 300.

5. S Farah, T Tsach, A Bentolila, AJ Domb, Morphological, spectral and chromatography analysis and forensic comparison of PET fibers, Talanta 123, 54-62, 2014.



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Roni Factor

Prof. Roni Factor

Associate Professor
Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminology

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Roni Factor is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the question of how the macro-level social context influences individuals’ antisocial and criminal behaviors. In studying these issues, he employs cutting-edge quantitative methods, using a variety of different types of data and research designs. His research so far has focused on three main areas. In the first, he studies how the macro social context and people’s position in society affects high-risk and criminal behavior, with a particular focus on traffic violations and road traffic crashes. In the second, he explores community–police relations and the legitimacy of law-enforcement institutions. In the third, he asks whether there is racial or ethnic bias in the work of law-enforcement institutions and develop new tools to measure it. 



2000: B.A., summa cum laude, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2003: M.A., magna cum laude, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, specialization in Organizational Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  

2008: Ph.D., Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Transportation Research Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 

2011: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, School of Public Health, Harvard University 


Representative publications

Factor, Roni, David Mahalel, Anat Rafaeli, and David R. Williams. 2013. A Social Resistance Perspective for Delinquent Behavior among Non-Dominant Minority Groups. The British Journal of Criminology 53 (5): 784-804

Factor, Roni. 2014. The Effect of Traffic Tickets on Road Traffic Crashes. Accident Analysis & Prevention 64, 86-91

Mehozay, Yoav, and Roni Factor. 2017. Deeply Embedded Core Normative Values and Legitimacy of Law-Enforcement Authorities. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 54(2): 151-180

Factor, Roni. 2019. A Quasi-Experiment Testing a Public Participation Process for Designing and Implementing an Enforcement Program among Minorities. Journal of Experimental Criminology 15:77-86

Factor, Roni, and Miriam Gur-Arye. (2020). Social Solidarity and Sentencing Disparities between Ethnic Groups: The Case of Hit-And-Run Traffic Offenses. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 17:164-185.

Factor, Roni., Gal Kaplan-Harel, Rivka Turgeman, and Simon Perry. 2021. Overcoming the Benchmark Problem in Estimating Bias in Traffic Enforcement: The Use of Automatic Traffic Enforcement Cameras. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 17:217-237.


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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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Prof. Badi Hasisi

Prof. Badi Hasisi

The Institute of Criminology Faculty of Law, Director

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2006-2007:  Post-Doctoral studies, School of Criminal Justice, SUNY Albany

2000- 2005: PhD in Sociology & Anthropology, University of Haifa

1996-2000:  MA in Sociology & Anthropology, University of Haifa (Cum Laude).

1993-1996:  BA in Sociology & Anthropology and History of the Middle East, University of Haifa


Representative publications

Hasisi Badi, Geoffrey Alpert and Dan Flynn. (2009). "The Impacts of Policing Terrorism on Society: Lessons from Israel and the U.S.", In D. Weisburd, T. Feucht, I. Hakimi, M. Lois and S. Perry, (Eds.), To protect and to serve: Policing in the years of terrorism, and beyond. New York: Springer: 177-202.

Hasisi Badi & David Weisburd. (2011). "Going Beyond Ascribed Identities: The Importance of Procedural Justice in Airport Security Screening in Israel", Law and Society Review, 45 (4): 867- 892.

Hasisi, Badi, Weisburd, David, Shoham, Efrat, Noam Haviv & Anat Zelig (2017) “The Rock of Sisyphus”: Treatment of Addicted Inmates and Recidivisim in Israel", Megamot  52 (2): 259-300

Simon Perry, Badi Hasisi & Gali Perry (2017) "Who is the lone terrorist? A study of run-over attackers in Israel and the West Bank", Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Hasisi, Badi. (2008). "Police, Politics and Culture in a Deeply Divided Society", The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 98 (3): 1119-1146.

Hasisi Badi and Weitzer Ronald. (2007). "Police relations with Arabs and Jews in Israel", British Journal of Criminology, 47: 728-745.

Badi Hasisi & Deborah Bernstein, (2016) "Multiple Voices and the Force of Custom on Punishment: Trial of `Family Honor Killings` in Mandate Palestine", Law and History Review. 34 (1): 115-154


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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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gali perry

Dr. Gali Perry

Institute of Criminology
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Gali Perry is a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD from the Hebrew University in 2016, and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on political violence, and the policing of protest, political violence and terrorism. Gali is the recipient of the 2017 Golda Meir fellowship for early-career scholars and the 2019 Ellis and Alma Birk Prize in Law.



2011 – 2016  Ph.D., Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2004 – 2006  M.A., Department of Criminology, Bar-Ilan University. Magna cum laude. 

2000 – 2003  B.A., Department of Psychology, the Open University, Tel-Aviv. Magna cum laude. 


Representative Publications 

Perry, G., and 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

Jonathan-Zamir, T., Perry, G., and 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.

Perry, G. (2020) Promoting protesters’ compliance: The effect of general perceptions of the police vs. police actions. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice,

Hasisi, B., Margalioth, Y., Jonathan-Zamir, T., Perry, G., Zamir, R., and Haviv, N. (2020). Mitigating the Consequences of Invasive Security Practices: A Quasi-Experimental Study in an(2020) Israeli Airport. Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Perry, S., Hasisi, B., and Perry, G. (2019). Lone terrorists: A study of run-over attacks in Israel. European Journal of Criminology, 16(1), 102-123.

Perry, G., and Hasisi, B. (2018). Closing the Gap: Promoting Suspect Communities’ Cooperation with Airport Security. Terrorism and Political Violence, 1-20.

 Perry, G., Wikström, P.O.H., and Roman, G.D. (2018). Differentiating right-wing extremism from potential for violent extremism: The role of criminogenic exposure. International Journal of Developmental Science, 12(1-2), 103-113.

Perry, S., Hasisi, B., and Perry, G. (2017). Who is the lone terrorist? A study of vehicle-borne attackers in Israel and the West Bank. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 1-15. 

 Perry, G., Jonathan-Zamir, T., and Weisburd, D. (2017). The Effect of Paramilitary Protest Policing on Protestors’ Trust in the Police: The Case of the “Occupy Israel” Movement. Law and Society Review, 51(3), 602-634.


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Dr. Simon Perry

Prof. Simon Perry

Associate Professor at the Graduate School
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Professor Simon Perry is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School at Hebrew University's Institute of Criminology in Jerusalem. Professor Perry holds a M.A. and PhD. in Criminology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Professor Perry is a retired officer in the Israeli Police (IP), where he served for 30 years specializing in Intelligence - Gathering and Operations. He also served as head of European Operations of the IP between 1987-1991 and as the IP Police Attaché to the US & Canada between 2003 – 2007 at the rank of Brigadier General.  Professor Perry also served as the Commander of Intelligence and Operational Division of the National Unit for Exposing Severe, International Terror and Organized Crime; Head of Interpol and International Relations; Commander of National Drug and International Operations Unit. He has extensive experience teaching and training intelligence and law enforcement agencies worldwide in the areas of "Policing Terrorism", "Homeland Security", "International Organized Crime" and "Drug Trafficking".

Professor Perry for the past 15 years has trained U.S. Law Enforcement and Intelligence Officers in training seminars he gives in both the US and Israel.

In the last years Professor Perry’s work has focused on the issue of “Policing Terrorism Strategies & Tactics” studying effective “policing terror” models. In his work he attempts, to study the terror phenomenon and systematically describe, measure, evaluate and assess the effectiveness of different police responses to terrorism. In collaboration with leading international scholars, he is studying the effectiveness of situational crime prevention as a way of reducing the opportunities for terrorism.

Professor Perry is the vice chairmanof the Movement for Quality Government.  a Jerusalem based NGO with the mission of actively advocating for quality of government and against corruption in and at the various levels of government. 



PhD   Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

Thesis: "The Heroin Market in Israel ? The Economical Behavior of the Rational Criminal and Enforcement Policy".  1994-2003

M.A., Criminology, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

"The Presentations of Self Model ?Explaining  Juvenile Delinquency". 1982-1987

B.A., Sociology (minors in Psychology and Law), Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 1978-1981


Representative publications

Perry, Simon (2019) "The Application of the ‘Law of Crime Concentration’ to Terrorism – The Jerusalem Case Study" Journal of Quantitative Criminology  36 (3), 583-605.  SpringerDOI:10.1007/s10940-019-09411-2.

Perry, Simon. Hasisi, Badi. & Perry Gali (2019) "Lone Terrorists – A Study of Run-Over Attacks in Israel"European Journal of Criminology., 16. 1, pp102-123. SAGE. Review article.

Perry, S., Hasisi, B., & Perry, G., (2017) Who is the Lone Terrorist? A Study of Vehicle-Borne Attackers in Israel and the West Bank.  Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Perry, S., Apel, R., Newman, G., and Clarke, R., (2016) The Situational Prevention of Terrorism: An Evaluation of the Israeli West Bank Barrier. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Perry, S., Weisburd, D., & Hasisi, B. (2016).  The Ten Commandments for Effective Counterterrorism. In LaFree, G., &


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Leslie Sebba

Prof. Leslie Sebba

Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law
02-5882571; 6718229

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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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Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law

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Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Global Chair in Law- Queen Mary University of London.   Her research focuses on trauma, state crimes and criminology, surveillance, gender violence, law and society.  She studies the crime of femicide and other forms of gendered based violence, violence against children in conflict ridden areas, crimes of abuse of power in settler colonial contexts, surveillance, securitization and social control.  

Shalhoub-Kevorkian is the author of numerous books among them “Militarization and Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: The Palestinian Case Study” published in 2010;  “Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear”, published by Cambridge University Press, 2015.  She just published a new book examining Palestinian childhood entitled: “Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding”, and a new edited book entitled: Understanding Campus-Community Partnerships in Conflict Zones”, and is currently co-editing two new book on the sacralization of politics and its effect on human suffering, and Islam and gender based violence.

She has published articles in multi-disciplinary fields including British Journal of Criminology, Feminist Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, State Crime, Violence Against WomenSocial Science and Medicine, SignsLaw & Society ReviewInternational Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies.  As a resident of the old city of Jerusalem, Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a prominent local activist.  She engages in direct actions and critical dialogue to end the inscription of power over Palestinian children’s lives, spaces of death, and women’s birthing bodies and lives


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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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