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JSP PH.D. STUDENT

Punishment, politics, and reform

Greetings!
I'm a Jurisprudence and Social Policy Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley.

My academic journey is about discovering a path to trust and empathy in criminal justice policy by busting old myths about public opinion.

I ask, mainly, how do people form preferences for criminal justice policy, and how are these preferences affected by online media use?

I apply behavioral science approaches to the study of individuals' motivation to punish, and computational social science methods to explain digital media's effect on criminal justice discourse.

BIO

LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D. (expected, 2025)

Curiosity about justice as a vocation brought me to law school, where I focused on studying jurisprudence and socio-legal theory. After a short learning period with inspiring lawyers of the Israeli National Public Defense department, I came to Berkeley in the pursuit of higher education and an immersive research environment.
Here I researched discretionary parole, emerging technologies in the criminal justice system, and the politics of criminal justice policy change.
In my work, I apply psychological methods to imagine new innovative ways of figuring out how can we move towards an inclusive society

Publications & Works in Progress

Criminal Justice in A Direct Democracy – Punitive Attitudes in California

Working paper - click the icon to download the draft.

Western Society of Criminology, Miki Vohryzek-Bolden Paper Award (Feb. 2021)

Comparative Criminology in Algorithmic Times

Forthcoming - Research Handbook on Comparative Criminal Justice.

Click the icon to download the draft.

The Determinants of Punitive Preferences

Working paper - click the icon to download the results memo.

A conjoint study in which respondents review new proposed legislation and indicate whether they would support it should it appear on the ballot. 

Criminal Justice Policy - Attitudes, Framing effects, and party cheerleading

Working paper

Click the icon to get the draft - the current version is about parole, but will be expanded to sentencing, reentry, and bail.

Yesterday’s Monsters: The Manson Family Cases and The Illusion of Parole (Book Review)

SOCIAL THEORY OF DISCRETIONARY PAROLE

Working paper

Works in Hebrew

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES - WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR?

Working paper, Hebrew

DISCRETIONARY PAROLE DECISION MAKING

Hebrew

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