Co-funded by the European Union

The Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Institute of Criminology offers B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs and functions as a research institute. Current research projects include: family violence; rape; white-collar crime; organized crime; police violence; crime and place, cross-cultural comparison of aggression and violence; crime among immigrants; drug policy; situational crime prevention; police undercover work; environmental criminology; incarceration and community; sociology of human rights and responses to violations; prisoners’ rights; juvenile justice; community control of crime and delinquency; the victim and the criminal justice system; radicalization, terrorism and policing terrorism.

The Institute cooperates with various governmental and non-governmental agencies in Israel. The institute’s staff are active in various national and international organizations, such as the Israel Council of Criminology, the American Society of Criminology, the Campbell Collaboration, the Academy of Experimental Criminology, and the Deviance and Social Control Committee of the International Sociological Association. The Journal of Experimental Criminology is housed in the Institute.