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Policing in Israel

Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism, 1st Edition

Edited by Tal Jonathan-Zamir, David Weisburd, Badi Hasisi

CRC Press

263 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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"It is hoped that, through this series, it will be possible to accelerate the process of building knowledge about policing and help bridge the gap between the two worlds—the world of police research and police practice. This is an invitation to police scholars and practitioners across the world to come and join in this venture."

—Dilip K. Das, PhD, Founding President, International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) and Founding Editor-in-Chief, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal (PPR), from the Preface

Policing in Israel presents important advances in Israeli police science during the past decade. It demonstrates how empirical research in countries outside the traditional research domains of the United States, Europe, and Australia can provide comparative legitimacy to key concepts and findings in policing. It also addresses innovative questions in the study of police, showing that there is much to learn about the police enterprise by looking to Israel.

The studies included in this book contribute to the policing literature in three significant ways. They replicate findings from English-speaking countries on key issues such as hot-spots policing, thereby supporting the validity of the findings and enabling a wider scope of generalization. Also, they utilize unique Israeli conditions to address questions that are difficult to test in other countries, such as in counterterrorism. Finally, they ask innovative questions in the study of policing that are yet to be addressed elsewhere.

Aside from providing better knowledge about policing in Israel, the broader advances in police science that the book illustrates play an important role. It contributes to major areas of contemporary interest in policing literature, including crime control, police–community relationships, and policing terrorism. Policing in Israel gives you not only a broad picture of Israeli policing and police research in the past decade, but also carries critical implications for policing scholars and practitioners around the world.

Table of Contents

Policing in Israel: Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism: Editors’ Introduction

Tal Jonathan-Zamir, David Weisburd, and Badi Hasisi


Law of Concentrations of Crime at Place: Case of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

David Weisburd and Shai Amram

Vehicle Impoundment Regulations as a Means of Reducing Traffic Violations and Road Accidents in Israel

Tova Rosenbloom and Ehud Eldror

Lean Management for Traffic Police Enforcement Planning

Nicole Adler, Jonathan Kornbluth, Mali Sher, and Shalom Hakkert

Organizational Structure, Police Activity, and Crime

Itai Ater, Yehonatan Givati, and Oren Rigbi


Police, Politics, and Culture in a Deeply Divided Society

Badi Hasisi

Crime Victims and Attitudes toward Police: Israeli Case

Gali Aviv

Procedural Justice, Minorities, and Religiosity

Roni Factor, Juan Castilo, and Arye Rattner

Police Understanding of Foundations of Their Legitimacy in the Eyes of the Public: Case of Commanding Officers in Israel National Police

Tal Jonathan-Zamir and Amikam Harpaz


Terrorist Threats and Police Performance: A Study of Israeli Communities

David Weisburd, Badi Hasisi, Tal Jonathan-Zamir, and Gali Aviv

Police Legitimacy under the Spotlight: Media Coverage of Police Performance in the Face of High Terrorism Threat

Revital Sela-Shayovitz

Policing Terrorism and Police–Community Relations: Views of Arab Minority in Israel

Badi Hasisi and David Weisburd

How Has Israel National Police Perceived Its Role in Counterterrorism and Potential Outcomes? A Qualitative Analysis of Annual Police Reports

Tal Jonathan-Zamir and Gali Aviv

Lessons from Empirical Research on Policing in Israel: Policing Terrorism and Police–Community Relationships

Simon Perry and Tal Jonathan-Zamir

About the Editors

Tal Jonathan-Zamir is a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She earned her PhD at Hebrew University in 2010 and spent a year as a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University. Her research interests include police–community relationships, police discretion, police legitimacy, and policing terrorism.

David Weisburd is a Walter E. Meyer professor of law and criminal justice at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem and distinguished professor of criminology, law, and society at George Mason University. His latest book, The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. He is the recipient of many international awards, including the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology and the 2014 Sutherland Award from the American Society of Criminology.

Badi Hasisi serves as a chair of the Institute of Criminology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main research focuses on policing divided societies; police–minority relations; law, history, and society; and terrorism and airport security.

About the Series

Advances in Police Theory and Practice

Presenting volumes that focus on the nexus between research and practice, the Advances in Police Theory and Practice series is geared toward those practitioners and academics seeking to implement the latest innovations in policing from across the world. This series draws from an international community of experts who examine who the police are, what they do, and how they maintain order, administer laws, and serve their communities.

The series eeditor encourages the contribution of works coauthored by police practitioners and researchers. Proposals for contributions to the series may be submitted to the series editor Dilip Das at dilipkd@aol.com.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science