- 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 Western Galilee College; and Sapir Academic College School of Law, Israel. He is the head of the Institute for Safety in the Criminal Justice System. Being a leading authority in Criminal Law, Criminal Evidence, and Criminal Procedure, he combines all three areas in his teaching and writing about Safety from False Convictions. In 2012 he was an official candidate for serving as Justice in the Supreme Court of Israel.
Thus far Prof. Sangero has written 6 books and over 60 articles for leading law journals in Israel, the United States and England. His book SELF-DEFENCE IN CRIMINAL LAW (2006) has been cited many times and reviewed in both the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Cambridge Law Journal. In his book SAFETY FROM FALSE CONVICTIONS (2016) and his dozen articles on this topic (published mainly in American law reviews) he has established and developed this new area. In his hundreds of short articles and interviews in the media, Prof. Sangero keeps on criticizing the Police, the Prosecution, and the Courts, with the hope of improving the criminal justice system.

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English Publications

Safety in Forensic Science, 82 Ohio State Law Journal Online (2021)

Safety from False Convictions, Criminal Justice Theory Blog (2021)

From Beccaria to Negation of Incarceration for Non-Violent Property Offenses, 37 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law 329 (2020).

Applying the STAMP Safety Model to Prevent False Convictions Based on Eyewitness Misidentifications83 Albany Law Review 931 (2020).

Safe Convictions, Criminal Law Forum (2020).

Safety in Post-Conviction Proceedings 51 The John Marsall Law Review 773 (2019).

Safety from False Confessions 54 Criminal Law Bulletin 25 (2018).

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

Short Articles in the Media

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