Prof. Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg

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 Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law (tenured 2016). She specializes in criminal law and procedure, and her areas of expertise include the philosophy of criminal law, non-adversarial criminal justice with a focus on institutional design of new criminal justice mechanisms, therapeutic jurisprudence, and the interface between criminal and constitutional law as well as criminal law and gender theories. She earned a Ph.D (with highest distinction) and LL.B. (Summa Cum Laude) from Bar-Ilan University and LL.M. (Summa Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Ph.D dissertation discusses the criminal liability of an accomplice for unforeseen crimes committed by a co-principal in the course of committing a planned crime, drawing on insights from moral philosophy. After graduating Prof. Dancig-Rosenberg clerked for the State of Israel Attorney (Ret. Justice) Edna Arbel. Before joining Bar-Ilan she served as the academic director of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Clinic for Violence Against Women (2004-2009). She has been a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley (2017-2018, summer 2020) and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, UC Berkeley Law School (2016-2018, summer 2019). Prof. Dancig-Rosenberg serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Israeli Minister of Justice on Criminal Procedure and Evidence Law and as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Israeli Minister of Justice on Formulating Measures to Protect the Public Against Cyberbullying. She has published in leading American and Israeli law journals and received numerous grants and awards, including the Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Legal Research for young scholars (2014); the Cohn Prize for best article (2013); the Rector Prize for Outstanding Lecturer (2012) and the Feldman Prize for Academic Excellence and Community Involvement (2005). She has been recently awarded a research grant from the Center of Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley for conducting an empirical study on the negative aspects of Facebook use by sexual assault survivors who have exposed their stories online, and another research grant as a co-PI from the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology (in collaboration with the EU as part of Horizon 2020) for conducting an empirical study on violence against women migrants and refugees as part of an international consortium. She is currently also a co-PI of the first evaluation study of the community courts in Israel.

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criminal law and procedure; philosophy of criminal law; non-adversarial criminal justice; problem-solving courts; restorative justice; therapeutic jurisprudence; the interface between criminal and constitutional law; gender theories.



In English

Reconceptualizing Revenge Porn, 63 Arizona Law Review (forthcoming, 2021) (with Roni Rosenberg)

'I'm Starting to Believe in the Word Justice': Lessons from an Ethnographic Study on Community Courts, American Journal of Comparative Law (forthcoming 2020) (selected for the Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford Law School 2018, and for the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies at Michigan Law School 2018) (with Tali Gal)

Characterizing Multi-door Criminal Justice: A Comparative Analysis of Three Criminal Justice Mechanisms, 23 New Crim. L. Rev. 139 (2020) (with Tali Gal).

Character Retribution as a Brake on Risk-Driven Criminal Justice, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, RISK AND THE REVOLT AGAINST UNCERTAINTY (John Pratt & Jordan Anderson eds., Palgrave 2020) (with Netanel Dagan).

Guest Editors' Introduction: Multi-door Criminal Justice, 22 New Crim. L. Rev. 347 (2019) (with Tali Gal).

Crime-victimhood and Intersectionality, 47 Fordham Urban Law Journal 85 (2019) (with Noa Yosef).

Retributarianism: A New Individualization of Punishment, 13 Criminal Law and Philosophy 120 (2019) (with Netanel Dagan)

Measuring the Restorativeness of Restorative Justice: The Case of the Mosaica Jerusalem Program The International Journal of Restorative Justice 252 (2018) (with Tali Gal and Guy Enosh).

Animal Rights in the Shadow of the Constitution, 24 Animal L. Rev. 99 (2018) (with Ariel L. Bendor) (selected for the Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School, 2016).

Characterizing Community Courts, 35 Behavioral Sciences & the Law 523 (2017) (with Tali Gal)

Unconstitutional Criminalization, 19 New Crim. L. Rev. 171 (2016) (with Ariel L. Bendor)

Criminal Law Multitasking, 18 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 893 (2015) (with Tali Gal) (selected for the Michigan Young Scholars Conference 2015)

Restorative Criminal Justice, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 2313 (2013) (with Tali Gal) [cited by the Kentucky Supreme Court in its decision in Little v. State, S.W.3d __ 2013 WL 6700106, 4 (Ky. 2013); won the Cohn Prize for Best Article in 2013]

Pain, Love and Voice: The Place of Domestic Violence Victims in Sentencing, 18 Mich. J. Gender & L. 423 (2012) (with Dana Pugach)

Between Secondary Victimization and Positive Victimology: The Case of Crime Victims’ Right of Privacy in: Positive Victimology 292 (Ronel N., Segev D. eds., Routledge, 2015) (with Dana Pugach) (peer-reviewed)

Sexual Assault Victims – Empowerment or Re-Victimization? The Need for a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Model, in: Trends and Issues in Victimology 150-174 (Ronel N., Jaishankar K., and Bensimon M. eds., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008) (peer-reviewed)


In Hebrew

Getting out of the Revolving Door: Community Courts in Israel as a Mechanism for Rehabilitating Offenders and Communities, in: Intervention and Rehabilitation Models of offenders (Etty Elisha, Anat Zelig and Uri Timor eds., forthcoming, 2021) (with Tali Gal)

#MeToo Influences the Law? Sexual Assault Victims' Perspectives on the Extent that Traditional and Social Media Affect the Legal System, 14 Hebrew U.  L.  Rev. Online  60 (2020) (with Anat Peleg)

Twenty Years of Mishpatim: Changes in Legal Writing, Hebrew U.  L.  Rev. (forthcoming, 2020) (with Ariel Bendor).

Naming, Blaming, Shaming: Sexual Assault Victims' Perceptions of the Practice of Shaming Their Assailants on Facebook, U. Haifa L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2020) (with Anat Peleg).

Post-Truma and Post: Emotion Processing of Sexual Assault Victims in Criminal Proceedings and on Facebook Law, Society & Culture (forthcoming, 2020) (with Anat Peleg).

'The Fast and the Furious': An Empirical Study on Arraignment Hearings at Lower Courts in Israel, 33 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. (forthcoming, 2020) (with Tali Gal).

Protecting People with Food Disabilities: The Case of Marking Food Allergens (forthcoming 2020 in Elyakim Rubinstein Book (with Rotem Spiegler)

Soft Retributivism, 20 U. Haifa L. Rev. 1 (2019) (with Netanel Dagan)

Crime-Victimhood and Intersectionality, 23 Hamishpat L. Rev. 9 (2017) (with Noa Yosef)

Criminalizing Secondary Parties: Towards A Rationale-Based Theory, 46 Hebrew U. L. Rev. 5 (2017) 

Revenge Porn as Sexual Harassment, 9 Hebrew U. J. Legislation 265 (2017) (with Roni Rosenberg) 

Criminal Offenses and Constitutional Rights, 17 U. Haifa L. Rev. 325 (2016) (with Ariel L. Bendor)

The Next Generation of Victims’ Rights: The Constitutional Right for Due Process, 36 Tel-Aviv U.  L. Rev. 549 (2015) (with Dana Pugach)

Migratory Victimization, 37 Tel-Aviv U. L. Rev. 341 (2015) (with Naomi Levenkron)

The Constitutional Status of the ‘Criminal Law as Last Resort’ Principle, Justice Eliyahu Mazza Book 373 (Aharon Barak, Ayala Procaccia, Sharon Hannes & Raanan Giladi eds., 2015) (with Ariel L. Bendor)

Restorative Justice and Punitive Justice: The Double Faces of Criminal Law, 43 Hebrew U.  L.  Rev. 779 (2013) (with Tali Gal)

Developments in Criminal Law: Legislator v. Court, 6 Haifa U. L. Rev. 201 (2011) (with Yoram Rabin & Yariv Navon)

’The Other within Us’: Towards a Model of Feminist, Culturally Sensitive Lawyering, 3 Tel-Aviv U. J. L. & Soc. Change (2011) (with Yifat Ferder)

On the Right of Battered Women to Be Heard in Court, 26 Bar-Ilan L. Stud. 589 (2010) (with Dana Pugach)

Partnership Responsibility for an Unintended Crime: Thoughts Concerning Blame, Proportionality and an Alternate Balancing Test - A Deontological Analysis, David Weiner Book on Criminal Law and Ethics (Yoram Rabin, Dror Arad-Ayalon and Yaniv Vaki eds. 2009) (peer-reviewed).


Work in progress

Works-in-progress (draft completed)

  1. Constitutional Protections of Animals: Universal complexities, Israeli Perspectives (with Ariel L. Bendor) (Selected for the Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law 2016)
  1. Crime-Victimhood and Intersectionality: From an oppression axis to a privileged axis

Last Updated Date : 24/08/2020