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Prof. Leslie Sebba Prof. Leslie Sebba
Lawrence D. Biele chair in law
Phone:  +972-2-5882571, 6718229
Fax:  +972-2-5881725
E-Mail:  leslie.sebba@mail.huji.ac.il
fields of interest:
criminal justice policy , victimology and victims’ rights, children’s rights, punishment and human rights areas, international criminal justice, sociology of law.
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M.A., Queen’s College Oxford (1964); L.L.M., London School of Economics (1966); Dr.Juris., Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1976).

Full Professor since 2001; Director of the Institute, 1986-9, 2000-3

Member of Israel Bar and Inner Temple, London.


Visiting appointments: Visiting Fellow at: Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, University of Pennsylvania (1975-6); National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C. (1981-2); Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (1992); Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford (1997); Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School (2000); Wadham College, Oxford (2003-4).


Founding editor of International Review of Victimology; other editorial board positions have included Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Interdisciplinary Review of Children’s Rights.


Member of Scientific Commission, International Society of Criminology; Acting Chairperson, Israel Society of Criminology. Former Chair, Legal Committee of Prisoner Rehabilitation Council.


Publications include:

“Third Parties”: Victims and the Criminal Justice System, Ohio State University Press, Columbus, OH, 1996.

Children’s Rights and Traditional Values (ed, with G. Douglas), Dartmouth,

Aldershot, 1998.

 “Victims’ Rights and Legal Strategies: Israel as a Case Study”, Criminal Law Forum,

Vol.11, 2000, pp. 47-100

“When is a Prisoner not a Prisoner? ‘Service Work’ in Israel – and in Britain?” 

Criminal Law Review, July 2001, pp.543-559.

“Child Protection or Child Liberation? Reflections on the  

Movement to Ban Physical Punishment by Parents and Educators”,          

International Review of Victimology , Vol. 12, 2005, pp.159-187.

“Formal and Informal Conflict Resolution in International Criminal Justice”, in H-J Albrecht et al.(eds.), Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Middle Eastern Societies – Between Tradition and Modernity, Duncker and Humblot, Berlin, 2006, pp. 25-43.

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