Prof. Rinat Kitai-Sangero





Prof. Rinat Kitai-Sangero is an associate Professor at the college of law and business. In 2001, she received her LL.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her areas of interest are criminal procedure, criminal law, law and literature and therapeutic jurisprudence. She is the author of a book addressing the law of detention and of dozens of articles in Hebrew and English.

  1. Publications in English

    1. Changing the Paradigm of Models to Safety and Hazards, 55 Criminal Law Bulletin 50 (2019).

AExtending Miranda: Prohibition on Police Lies Regarding the Incriminating Evidence, 54 San Diego Law Review 611 (2017).

  1. The Entry on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment in Encyclopedia of Corrections (Kent Kerley ed., 2017).
  1. Plea Bargaining as Dialogue, 49 Akron Law Review 63 (2015).
  1. Probing into Salinas’s Silence: Back to the “Accused Speaks” Model?, (Yuval Merin co-author),  15 Nevada Law Journal 77 (2014).
  1. Between Due Process and Forgiveness: Revisiting Criminal Statutes of Limitations, 61 Drake Law Review 423 (2013).
  1. Israel: The Supreme Court’s New, Cautious Exclusionary Rule Yuval Merin co-author) in: Exclusionary Rules in Comparative law (Stephen C. Thaman ed., Springer, 2013).
  1. Respecting the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination: A Call for Providing Miranda Warnings in Non-Custodial Interrogations, 42 New Mexico Law Review 203 (2012).
  1. Response: The Presumption of Innocence versus Preventive Detention in: Criminal Law Conversations (Paul H. Robinson, Stephen Garvey and Kimberly Kessler Ferzan eds., Oxford University Press, 2011).
  1. The Place of Repentance in Retributive Sentencing, 7 The International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing (2011).
  1. Can Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment Help Us Distinguish between True and False Confessions?” 9 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 231 (2011).
  1. Due Process at the Pretrial Detention Stage – What Will Become of the Innocent? – A Call for Pretrial Discovery Rules, 46 Criminal Law Bulletin 452 (2010).
  1. The Limits of Preventive Detention, 40 McGeorge Law Review 903 (2009).
  1. From Murder to Eating French Fries in a Metro Station – The Defendant’s Right to a Jury Trial for All Types of Offenses, 30 Whittier Law Review 5 (2008).
  1. Detention for the Purpose of Interrogation as a New Torture, 85 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 137 (2008).
  1. The chapter on Israel in: Criminal Procedure: A Worldwide Study 273 (Craig M. Bradley, ed., 2nd edition) (Carolina Academic Press, 2007).
  1. Conditions of Confinement – The Duty to Grant the Greatest Possible Liberty for Pretrial Detainees, 43 Criminal Law Bulletin 250 (2007).
  1. A Custodial Suspect’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel – The Ambivalence of Israeli Law against the Background of American Law, 19 Brigham Young Journal of Public Law 205 (2004).
  1. What Remains Necessary Following Alabama v. Shelton to Fulfill the Right of a Criminal Defendant to Counsel at the Expense of the State?, 30 Ohio Northern University Law Review 35 (2004).
  1. Protecting the Guilty, 6 Buffalo  Criminal Law Review 1163 (2003).
  1. Presuming Innocence, 55 Oklahoma  Law Review 257 (2002).

Publications in Hebrew


  1. Prohibition on Lies regarding the Incriminating Evidence, 32 Bar-Ilan Law Studies (forthcoming, 2019).

Significant Knowledge of the Circumstances of the Crime as Distinguishing Between False and True Confessions, Book In the Memory of Justice Edmond Levy (2017).

  1. Justifications for Statutes of Limitations 11 Alei Mishpat 227 (2014).
  1. The Normative Place of Repentance in Criminal Punishment, 27 Bar-Ilan Law Studies (2012).

Pre-Trial Detention of Liberty before Conviction (Nevo Publishing, 2011).

  1. The Requirement of Bail as a Condition for Release, Hapraklit – David Wiener Book on Criminal Law and Ethics 393 (2009).
  1. Acquittal because of Interest of Justice versus Jury Nullification – Acquitting a defendant on a basis of Considerations External to Guilt, 25 Hamishpat 62 (2008).
  1. Detainee’s Contidions of Confinement – between the Presumption of Innocence and Human Dignity, in: Judge Uri Kitai Book 293 (Boaz Sangero ed.) (2007).
  1. Miranda, Collins and Issacharov: The Gap between the Ideal and the Real in the Issacharov Ruling, 37 Mishpatim 429 (2007).
  1. The Legality of Detention for the Purpose of Interrogation, 6 Alei Mishpat 47 (2007).
  1. The Obligation Imposed on the State to Appoint Counsel to Every Criminal Defendant,  23 Bar-Ilan Law Studies 195 (2006).
  1. On the Constitutionality of Accused Person’s Detention for Preventing Danger to Public Safety, 4 Alei Mishpat 325 (2005).
  1. Silence as Guilt: The Misconception of Silence at Court as Corroboration to Out-of-Court’s Confession, 18 IDF Law Review 31 (2005).
  1. The Importance of a Positive Presumption of Innocence, Its Role and Its Nature at Pre-Trial Stages, 3 Alei Mishpat 405 (2003).

Deposing Public Officials due to Suspicion of a Criminal Offence, 2 Alei Mishpat 107 (2002).

The Unconstitutionality of the Presumption of Dangerousness in the Law of Detention, 46 Hapraklit 282 (2002).

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