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Moran Benisty


Moran Benisty is a Criminologist (PhD) from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Her Masters’ dissertation in Rehabilitative Criminology dealt with pro-social activity as a crucial factor in rehabilitation, desistance and addiction recovery & maintenance. She has recently finished working on her PhD dissertation, titled “An offspring’s incarceration as a family crisis”, focusing on parents and siblings of incarcerated men and their experiences.

She has been working with Israeli male prisoners for the past 13 years, initially as a Psychology and English teacher in various education wards in high level security prisons, and for the past 8 years as a freelance assessor and composer of prisoners’ criminogenic reports and rehabilitation programs for parole committees.

Throughout the years she has also been a lecturer in colleges and universities in Israel, teaching courses in psychopathology, domestic violence, correction facilities, the parole system and research methods, both in Hebrew and English.