Incarceration and Judges' biases in Israel

Oren Gazal-Ayal served as the dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa, currently, he is a visiting fellow at All-Souls College at the University of Oxford. He heads the Center for the Study of Crime, Law, and Society at the University. He serves as the vice chair of the public committee for the prevention of false convictions and as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Minister of Justice for Criminal Procedure and Evidence Law. Formerly, he served as the head of the committee for the examination of drug offences in the IDF and later as the head of the committee for assessing prosecutorial policies regarding unauthorised absence from service. He has also served as advisor to the Knesset, the Attorney General, and the Military Advocate General. He initiated a reform in alternatives to criminal proceedings, which was subsequently legislated by the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) in 2012. He is also the former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association.

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