Research fields

Lecturersort icon Research fields
Dr. Alek Malca
Prof. Ben David Sara

Sex offenders

Women and Crime



Penal institutions

Dr. Bensimon Moshe Prof. Bensimon Moshe


1. Victimology: Post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth among terror victims; Combat stress reaction; Music therapy with terror victims.

2. Aggression, crime and music: Music in prison; Dangerous music; Collective singing and violence.



ד"ר ליאור כהן-רז Dr. Cohen-Raz Lior

Perceptual, cognitive and emotional aspects of criminality

Victimology and deviance

Psychophysical methods as applied to criminology

Violence and affect

Developmental and personality aspects of psychopathology and deviance

Prof. Einat Tomer


  • Penology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Male and Female Prisons
  • Intermediate Sanctions and Alternatives to Incarceration
  • Women and crime
  • Learning disabilities  and Criminal Behavior
  • Human Rights and Health Rights of Prisoners


Prof. Glicksohn Joseph

Sensation seeking and prosocial behavior

Impulsivity and antisocial behavior

The structure of personality

Individual differences in cognitive functioning

Cognitive psychopathology

Electrophysiology, personality, cognition and consciousness

Time perception, time perspective and impulsive decision making

Problem solving, metaphor and cognitive style

Dr.  Gueta Keren Dr. Gueta Keren


1. Addictive behaviors and recovery.

2. Crime and gender

3. Family violence

4. Qualitative research

5. Victimology

Dr/ Yael Idisis Prof. Idisis Yael

Violence and aggression

Moral Judgment

Sex offenders

Dr. Leshem Rotem


- Neuro-criminology: brain mechanisms underlying emotional and cognitive functions, particularly attention, language and emotion regulation in the context of behaviors at risk (e.g. crime, violence)


- Developmental aspects of personality traits, especially impulsivity and cognitive functions, including decision-making, behavioral regulation and self-control among adolescents and adults with conduct problems


- Hemispheric specialization and interhemispheric interaction for linguistic and emotional processes in risky behaviors


- Epigenetics and crime



Professor Emeritus Nachshon Israel

Traumatic memory

Memory and beliefs

False memory

Eyewitness testimony and facial perception

Prof. Nahari Galit

1. Detection of deception and witnesses credibility assessments

2. Legal and investigative decision-making

3. Forensic judgmental biases

4. Interpersonal Reality Monitoring

5. Detection of concealed information. 

6. Applied memory

7. Criminal psychology and liar's strategies

8. Verifiability approach
דר' רויטל נאור זיו Dr. Naor-Ziv Revital
Prof. Ronel Natti
  • Spiritual criminology and spiritual intervention and rehabilitation
  • Positive criminology, positive victimology
  • Phenomenology
  • Victimology
  • Recovery and rehabilitation
  • Addiction treatment
  • Self help groups and 12-step program
Prof. Silfen Peter

Psychopathology and personality disorders

Criminality and psychotherapy

Psychopathology and the computer


Medico-legal institutions

Prof. Timor Uri

Treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners


Youth violence

Qualitative research

Prof. Walsh Sophie

Emigration and coping

Adolescence: developmental processes, delinquency and  youth at risk

Family relationships

Prejudice and racism

Professor Emeritus Wolf Yuval
Dr. Yurman Ada

Mass victimology

Political deviance

Sociology of deviance

Social change