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    Researchers

Dr. Gali Aviv - Director

Dr. Gali Aviv was appointed as Director of the Israeli Courts Research Division in August 2014. Prior to taking up this position, she worked at the Hebrew University as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law and at the Institute of Criminology in a variety of courses, among them statistical analysis, research methods, and SPSS. She also served as the managing editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
Dr. Gali holds a B.A. in Psychology and Criminology (magna cum laude, 2004) from Bar Ilan University. Her PhD dissertation from the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University (2015) examines crime victim evaluations of police legitimacy in Israel.
Dr. Gali has received awards for academic excellence from the Institute of Criminology seven years in a row (2006-2013). She has published papers in leading international journals, such as the British Journal of Criminology and Police Practice and Research. Dr. Gali's primary research interests are crime victims, policing and police legitimacy, fear of crime and empirical legal studies.

Shanee Benkin

Amit Malianker

     
    Former Researchers

Dr. Keren Weinshall-Margel

Keren Weinshall-Margel (Ph.D) was appointed as the first Director of the Israeli Courts Research Division in December 2010. Prior to taking up this position, she was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. Between 2004 and 2007 Keren worked as an assistant legal adviser to the Law and Constitution Committee of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset.
Keren holds a B.A and an LL.B in Political Science (magna cum laude, 2003) and Law (magna cum laude, 2003) from Tel Aviv University and a Master's degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University (1st in her class, 2007). Her PhD dissertation from the Hebrew University (2012) discusses various aspects of Supreme Court decision-making in Israel, the US and Canada.
Keren has received several grants and prizes for her research, including the Rector Prize for Best Social Sciences Faculty Student (five times: 2002; 2005; 2007; 2008; 2009) and an Award for the Best Paper Presented in a Social Sciences Graduate Conference (2008). Keren has published papers in leading journals such as the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (JELS) and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Kerens primary research interests are in Law and Society and Empirical Legal Studies, and she has taught classes in these subjects at Bar-Ilan University and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.
In July 2014 Keren finished her post at the Israeli Courts Research Division and took up a position as assistant professor at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law.

Inbal Galon - Researcher

Inbal is a researcher at the Israeli Courts Research Division, as of February 2011. She holds an LL.B and a B.A in Law and in Psychology from the University of Haifa (2009) and an LL.M from the University of Haifa (2009). Inbal was a research assistant and supervisor of a psychobiology laboratory in the Psychology Department of the University of Haifa. Inbal has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since December 2010.

Ifat Taraboulos - Researcher

Ifat is a researcher at the Israeli Courts Research Division, as of November 2011. She holds an LL.B and a B.A in Law and in Cognitive Sciences from the Hebrew University (2009). During her studies, Ifat received the Judge T. Miller Prize for outstanding students in a joint degree program. Ifat has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since June 2010.

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