Offers insights into the criminal justice system and the field of criminology in Israel.
Assessing the Israeli criminal justice knowledge base with implications for Israel and international scholarship, this book explores crime, legislation, law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the victim. The book discusses the development of criminal justice and criminology in a new society, adding to the understanding of crime and societal reaction. The authors examine the historical development of Israeli criminal justice, describe the state of current knowledge, and point to possible future directions.
Robert R. Friedmann is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Georgia State University. He is the author of several books, including Criminal Justice in Israel: An Annotated Bibliography of English Language Publications and Community Policing: Comparative Perspectives and Prospects.
"There is much to be learned about criminal justice in Israel. Moreover, the high scholarly output of Israeli criminologists makes their work of particular interest."— Simon I. Singer, State University of New York at Buffalo
"The writing styles of the diverse authors are excellent. It is a thorough treatment of crime, delinquency, and punishment in Israel, and has transferability beyond Israel."— Marvin E. Wolfgang, University of Pennsylvania