Dr. Yael Litmanovitz

Researcher, Arab Population Team (Systems Group)

Arab Population

Researcher, Arab Population Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Dr. Yael Litmanovitz has worked at MJB since 2021. Her primary research areas are: development and evaluation of evidence-based social interventions, evaluation of organizational reforms, and knowledge translation.

In addition to her expertise in research and evaluation methods, Yael specializes in the study of the police and policing in divided societies and the implications for Israeli society. In recent years, Yael has led several studies conducted jointly by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Police, including evaluative studies of the EMUN reform for the institutionalization of problem‐oriented policing on a national scale, the Police response to gun violence in the Arab society in Israel, and development of training modules for enhancing fairness and professionalism at the National Police Academy.

At MJB, Yael conducts an evaluative study of the five-year socio-economic development plan for the Bedouin population in the Negev.

Along with her work at MJB, Yael serves as a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Criminology, teaching undergraduate courses as part of the Israel Police academicization program.

Yael holds a BA in Psychology and Journalism from City University of London, where she was an Olive Tree scholar, and an MA and a PhD in Social Intervention from the University of Oxford, where she was a Weidenfeld Scholar.

Dr. Yael Litmanovitz can be contacted by email at yaelli@jdc.org

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Journal Articles

 Jonathan-Zamir, T., Litmanovitz, Y., & Haviv, N.  (2022). What Works in Police Training? Applying an Evidence-Informed, General, Ecological Model of Police Training. Police Quarterly. doi.org/10.1177/10986111221113975

Giacomantonio, C., Litmanovitz, Y., Bennell, C., & Jones, D. J. (2022). Expressing uncertainty in criminology: Applying insights from scientific communication to evidence-based policingCriminology & Criminal Justice. doi.org/10.1177/17488958221107325

Keydar, R., Litmanovitz, Y., Hasisi, B., & Kan-Tor, Y. (2021). Modeling Repressive Policing: Computational Analysis of Protocols from the Israeli State Commission of Inquiry into the October 2000 Events. Law & Social Inquiry, 1-31. doi.org/10.1017/lsi.2021.63