- Prof. of Law Boaz Sangero
Critic of the Criminal Justice System

The purpose of this Site
The criminal justice system has a very important social role; and it has enormous authorities and powers. Great power requires significant control and criticism to maintain individuals' freedoms and to prevent arbitrary abuse. In a healthy society it is needed to continuously criticize the acts of the Police, the Prosecution and the Courts. This Site is meant to contribute to this criticism.

Prof. Boaz Sangero is a Full Professor of Law at both the College of Law and Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel; and the Sapir Academic College School of Law, Israel. He is the Founder of the Criminal Law & Criminology Department at the College of Law and Business. He is a leading authority in Criminal Law, Criminal Evidence and Criminal Procedure, and he combines all three areas in his teaching and writing about Safety from False Convictions. In 1988 he obtained his LL.B. from the Hebrew University (Cum Laude); in 1989 he finished the direct track towards Ph.D. (Cum Laude) and in 1994 he obtained his Doctorate in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2012 he was an official candidate to serve as Justice in the Supreme Court of Israel. Thus far Prof. Sangero has written 5 books and over 50 articles for leading law journals in Israel, the United States and England. His book Self-Defence in Criminal Law has been cited many times and reviewed in both the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Cambridge Law Journal. In his over 200 short articles and interviews in the media, Prof. Sangero keeps on criticizing the Police, the Prosecution and the Courts, with the hope to improve the criminal justice system.
>> e-mail

English Publications

Safety from Flawed Forensic Sciences Evidence 34 Georgia St. U. L. Rev. 1129 (2018).

Safety from Plea-Bargains' Hazards, 38 PACE LAW REVIEW 301 (2018)

Safety from False Convictions (CreateSpace, 2016) (234 pages).

A Safety Doctrine for the Criminal Justice System (co-author Dr. Mordechai Halpert) 2011 Michigan State Law Review 1293 – 1325 (2012).

Proposal to Reverse the View of a Confession: From Key Evidence Requiring Corroboration to Corroboration for Key Evidence (co-author – Dr. Mordechai Halpert) 44 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 511 – 556 (2011).

Heller's Self-Defense, 13 The New Criminal Law Review 449 – 484 (2010).

Comment, Self-Defense and the Psychotic Aggressor: What About Proportionality? (In the book Criminal Law Conversations, edited by Paul H. Robinson, Stephen P. Garvey and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, Oxford University Press, 2009) 372.

From a Plane Crash to the Conviction of an Innocent Person: Why Forensic Science Evidence Should Be Inadmissible Unless it has been Developed as a Safety-Critical System (co-author – Dr. Mordechai Halpert), 32 Hamline Law Review (2009) 65 – 94.

In Defense of Self-Defence in Criminal Law; and on Killing in Self-Defence – A Reply to Fiona Leverick, 44 Criminal Law Bulletin 3 – 28 (2008).

Why A Conviction Should not be Based on A Single Piece of Evidence: A proposal for Reform (co-author – Dr. Mordechai Halpert) 48 Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, 43 – 94 (2007).

Are All Forms of Joint Crime Really "Organized Crime"? On The New Israeli Combating Criminal Organizations Law and Parallel Legislation in the U.S. and Other Countries, 29 Loyola Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review 61-104 (2007).

Miranda Is Not Enough: A New Justification for Demanding “Strong Corroboration” To A Confession, 28 Cardozo Law Review 2791 – 2828 (2007).

A New Defense for Self-Defense, 9 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 475-559 (2006).

Self-Defence in Criminal Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2006, 376 pages).

English Books

Prof. of Law Boaz Sangero – Critic of the Criminal Justice System