Gerald Cromer z"l

Gerald Cromer
Professor' Senior staff member Department of Criminology
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"The Writing Was On the Wall": Constructing Political Deviance in
Israel. Bar Ilan University Press: Ramat Gan, 1998, 168pp.

Narratives of Violence Ashgate: Aldershot 2001 116pp.

A War of Words: Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel Frank Cass: London 2004 154pp.

Edited Books

Insurgent Terrorism Ashgate: Aldershot (in press)


The Debate about Kahanism in Israeli Society 1984-1988. Harry Frank
Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 1988, 45 pp.

"The Quintessential Dilemna": American Jewish Responses to Intermarriage Rappaport Center for Assimilation Research: Ramat-Gan 2004 54pp

Chapters in Books

Community Theater as a Means of Preventing Crime in Yossi Alfi (ed) Community Theater and the Educational System Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem 1976 pp. 20-25 (Hebrew).

Character Assassination in the Press, in Charles Winick (ed.), Deviance and Mass Media. Sage Publications, Beverly Hills, 1978, pp. 225-241.

The Transmission of Religious Observance in the Contemporary Jewish Family: The Methodology and Findings of A London Suburban Study. In U.O. Schmelz, P. Glikson and S. Della Pergola (eds.), Papers in Jewish Demography, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1980, pp. 225-233.

The Yadlin Affair: The Anatomy of A Scoop, in Hans Joachim Schneider (ed.) The Victim in International Perspective, De Gruyter, Berlin, 1982, pp. 319-326.

The Prevention of Racial Incitement in Israel, in Louis Greenspan and Cyril Levitt (eds.), Under the Shadow of Weimar: Democracy, Law and Racial Incitement in Six Countries, Praeger, Westport1993, pp 131-147.

Withdrawal and Conquest: Two Aspects of the Haredi Response to Modernity, in Laurence J. Silberstein (ed.), Jewish Fundamentalism: Religion, Ideology and the Crisis of Modernity, New York University Press, New York. 1993, pp. 164-180.

The Creation of Others: A Case Study of Meir Kahane and His Opponents, in Laurence Silberstein and Robert Cohn (eds.), The Other in Jewish Thought and History: Constructions of Jewish Culture and Identity. New York University Press, New York 1994 pp. 281-304.

Images of the Other in Haredi Interpretations of the Weekly Portion of the Law in Rela Mintz Geffen and Marsha Bryan Edelman (eds.) Freedom and Responsibility: Exploring the Challenges of Jewish Continuity. Ktav Publishing House Hoboken N.J. 1999 pp. 149-159.

The Societal Response to Political Assassination in Italy and Israel in Fernando Reinares (ed) State and Societal Responses to Terrorism. Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law: Onati 1997 pp. 83-94.

Tales from the Underground in Yael Danieli, Danny Brom and Joe Sills (eds) The Trauma of Terrorism. Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press Binghamton N.Y. 2005 pp45-55.

(With Hila Shayan) The Families Forum: From Personal Tragedy to Political Reconciliation among Israeli Bereaved Families in Yael Danieli (ed) International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma Springer (in press) 20pp.

Introduction in Gerald Cromer (ed) Insurgent Terrorism Ashgate: Aldershot (in press) 18pp

Articles in Refereed Journals

Home and School: The Interaction Between Education and Family Background. Jewish Education, Vol. 43, No. 1, Fall 1973, pp.29-35.

Intermarriage and Communal Survival in a London Suburb. Jewish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 16, No. 2, Dec. 1974, pp. 155-169.
An Intergenerational Comparison of Educational and Occupational Aspirations in the Jewish and Non-Jewish Family. Research in Education, No. 15, May 1976, pp. 55-67.

The Israeli Black Panthers: Fighting for Credibility and A Cause.
Victimology, Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 1976, pp. 403-413.

Doing Hours Instead of Time: Community Service as an Alternative to Imprisonment. Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter 1976-77, pp. 143-146.

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum: A Fictional Portrayal of Character Assassination. Crime and Social Deviance, Vol. 5, No. 3, Autumn 1977, pp. 135-142 (Hebrew).

A Comparison of Intergenerational Relations in the Jewish and Non-Jewish Family. Adolescence, Vol. 12, No. 50, Summer 1978, pp. 278-309.

Gamblers Anonymous in Israel: A Participant Observation Study of A Self-Help Group. International Journal of the Addictions, Vol. 13, No. 6, Dec. 1978, pp. 1069-1077.

Linguistic Aspects of Transformative Labelling: The Case of Repentant Delinquents. Mental Health and Society, Vol. 5, Nos. 3 and 4, 1978, pp. 186-193.

The Israeli Black Panthers: A Case Study of the Politicization of Juvenile Delinquents. Howard Journal of Penology and Crime Prevention, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1978, pp. 41-47.

Drama as Catharsis and Catalyst: Two Ways of Preventing Delinquency. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1978, pp. 91-96.

Digging up the Past: Alternative Methods of Status Degradation. Crime and Social Deviance, Vol. 7, No. 1, Autumn 1979, pp. 33-38 (Hebrew).

Football Hooliganism in England: Diagnoses and Prognoses, Israel Studies in Criminology, No. 5, 1979, pp. 152-176.

Repentant Delinquents: A Religious Approach to Rehabilitation. Jewish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 2, Dec. 1981, pp. 113-122.

The Malhi Affair: A Case Study of Character Assassination in Reverse. Crime and Social Deviance, Vol. 10, Nos. 3 and 4, 1982, pp. 135-140 (Hebrew).

The Beer Affair: Israeli Social Reaction to a Soviet Agent. Crossroads, No. 15, 1985, pp. 55-75.

(With Amiram Klaus). For the Sake of the Party: Politics and Corruption in Israeli Football, Israel Studies in Criminology, No. 7, 1986, pp.148-156.

"The Polluted Image": The Response of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism to Israeli Television. Sociology and Social Research, Vol. 71, No. 3, April 1987, pp. 198-199.

Negotiating the Meaning of the Holocaust: An Observation on the Debate About Kahanism in Israeli Society. Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1987, pp. 289-297.

Time Perspectives and Time Usage on a Basic Training Course in the Israeli Defense Forces. Small Group Behavior, Vol. 19, No. 1, Feb. 1988, pp. 67-78.

"The Roots of Lawlessness": The Coverage of the Jewish Underground in the Israeli Press. Terrorism, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1988, pp. 43-52.

Sad Tales and Happy Tales: The Politicization of Delinquents' Life-Histories. Political Communication and Persuasion, Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 1988, pp. 179-190.

"The Tip of the Iceberg": An Observation on the Reaction to Kahanism in Israeli Society. Patterns of Prejudice, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1989, pp. 29-34.

The Response of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism to the Problem of Drug Abuse: A Case Study and its Implications. Violence, Aggression and Terrorism Vol. 3, No. 3, 1989, pp. 191-202. Reprinted in Hebrew in Mordechai Barlev (ed.), Religious and Secular Jews in Israeli Society. Institute for the Study of Ethnic Groups, Ramat Gan 1990, pp. 26-34.

"In the Mirror of the Past": The Use of History in the Justification of Terrorism. Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 3 No. 4 Winter 1991, pp. 164-178.

"Praying with a Rifle": A Note on Religious Motifs in the Propaganda of Lehi, Jewish Journal of Sociology. Vol.34 No. 2 Dec. 1992, pp. 121-127. Reprinted in Hebrew in Haim Genizi (ed) Religion and Resistance in Mandatory Palestine Moreshet: Tel Aviv 1995 pp. 57-68.

Arabs and "Arabs Within": The External and Internal Enemy in the Ideology of Meir Kahane. International Journal of Group Tensions. Vol 23, No 2 Summer 1993, pp. 169-182.

"How Could Such A Thing Happen?" A Case Study of the Israeli Reaction to Middle-Class Delinquency. Contemporary Jewry Vol. 16, 1995 pp. 14-26.

"Secularism Is the Root of All Evil": The Haredi Response to Crime and Delinquency International Journal of Group Tensions. Vol. 26 No 2. Summer 1996 pp. 109-121. Reprinted in: Hanna Herzog and Eliezer Ben-Rafael (eds). Language and Communication in Israel Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick 2001 pp. 259-271.

Amalek as Other, Other as Amalek: Interpretations of A Violent Biblical Narrative Qualitative Sociology Vol. 24 No. 2 Summer 2001 pp. 191-202.

"The War of the Torah: The Israeli Religious Peace Movement's Struggle for Legitimation Jewish Political Studies Review Vol 13 Nos.3-4 Fall 2001 pp.159-187

"The Voice of Jacob and the Hands of Esau": Verbal and Physical Violence in Israeli Politics 1977-1984 Studies in Contemporary Jewry Vol. 18 2002 pp149-167.

"The Theater of Fear": A Note on the Press Coverage of the Victims of Terror Political Crossroads Vol. 10/11 2003-2004 pp. 81-87

"Children from Good Homes": Moral Panics about Middle-Class Delinquency British Journal of Criminology Vol 44 No. 3 May 2004 pp. 391-400

The Rhetoric of Victimization: An Analysis of the Coverage of Intifada El-Aqsa in the Israeli Press International Review of Victimology Vol 12 2005 pp263-273

Intermarriage Handbooks Jewish Journal of Sociology Vol 47 2005 pp. 48-53

Articles in Press

Telling Etiology Stories: Towards an Understanding of the Politics of Deviance Designation Megamot (Hebrew) 26pp.

National Liberation Narratives Journal of Conflict Studies 39pp

The Rabin Assassinaton: Looking Back at a National Trauma Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12pp

(With Yael Saka) The Influence of Staying in a Shelter on the Self-Image of Battered Women Crime and Social Deviance (Hebrew)

Articles in Conference Proceedings

"Secularization Is the Root of all Evil": The Response of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism to Social Deviance. Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division B, Vol. 3, World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1986, pp. 397-404.

The Haredi Response to Religious Zealotry Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies. Division B, Vol 3 World Union of Jewish Studies Jerusalem 1994 pp. 289-295.

Research Reports

Military Prisons in Israel: Proposals for Research and Action. Israeli Military Police, Tel Aviv, 1977 (Hebrew), 10 pp.

(With Menachem Amir, Shlomo Arad and Amiram Klaus). Violence in Israeli Football. Ministry of Education, Jerusalem, 1980, 92 pp. (Hebrew).

The Social Reaction to Juvenile Delinquency in Israel. American Joint Distributon Committee, Jerusalem, 1987, 59 pp.