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Roundtable: The Israeli Criminal Punishment System

The Israel Democracy Institute | 4 Pinsker Street, Jerusalem

On Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm, IDI's George Shultz Roundtable Forum convened to discuss Israel's criminal punishment system. In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the severity of punishments meted out by the criminal justice system in Israel. As a result, there are increasing numbers of prisoners in overcrowded prisons, which impedes the rehabilitation of convicted offenders. What are the desired directions of policy in the treatment of criminals and in the development of punishment policy? And what is the ultimate goal of incarceration - retribution, deterrence, or rehabilitation.


  • Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

Honored Guest

  • Minister Ze'ev Binyamin Begin


  • Lieutenant General (Ret.) Orit Adato
  • Dr. Chaim Iluz-Ayalon
  • Attorney Efrat Barzilai
  • Dr. Arye Carmon
  • Attorney Devorah Chen
  • Attorney Ravid Dekel
  • Dr. Oren Gazal-Eyal
  • Dr Khaled Ghanayem 
  • Prof. Joshua Guetzkow  
    Prof. Alon Harel 
  • Dr. Badi Hasisi 
  • Prof. Ruth Kannai 
  • Dr. Hagit Lernau  
  • Attorney Amit Merari 
  • Prof. Arye Rattner 
  • Major-General Yoav Segalovich
  • Lieutenant Commander Varda Shaham 
  • Prof. Ron Shapira
  • Dr. Efrat Shoham
  • Dr. Doron Teichman 
  • Dr. Dror Walk  
  • Prof. David Weisburd
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